Stephen at Havenmere marks Remembrance Day by walking 24 miles in 11 days!

11 November 2020

stephen at havenmere

A resident at Exemplar Health Care has walked 24 miles in 11 days to fundraise for the British Legion’s 11/11 challenge for Remembrance Day.

Stephen, who lives at our Havenmere home in Immingham, started the challenge on 1 November, finishing his first one-mile walk in the area around the home.

Over the coming days, Stephen felt like walking further – achieving more than double his original goal!

The 11/11 challenge at the British Legion, the country’s largest armed forces charity, is aimed at all ages and tasks people with any challenge they feel they can take on –such as baking 11 cupcakes, knitting 11 poppies, or in Stephen’s case, walking 11 miles (or more).

stephen walking at Havenmere!
'I feel really good,' says Stephen, seen in Havenmere wearing a pedometer, which marks each step he takes.

Stephen has always been a big supporter of the British Legion and enjoys long walks. So the challenge was the perfect opportunity for Stephen to raise money for a cause that’s close to his heart - and to get out in the great outdoors.

“I feel really good, and very proud,” said Stephen. Although, he added, ‘“my legs ache a bit.”

“I’ve supported the British Legion for years, I used to attend Remembrance Day every year.”

Having completed the challenge, Stephen’s now got plans to do a healthy eating plan, with a goal to lose weight. His Care Team are providing support.

As for how much money Stephen raised, we’re still counting it and will update this article when we’re done.

Everyone at Havenmere is very proud of you Stephen, keep up the good work!

About Havenmere

Based in Immingham in North East Lincolnshire, Havenmere is home to 35 adults who live with complex needs, including dementia, mental health conditions, and physical disabilities. Havenmere builds its care and activity plans around individuals, supporting, nurturing and encouraging them to live happy, fulfilled lives.

As well as the wraparound care provided by the main home, Havenmere also provides a transitional care pathway through its Bridgeway unit.

The Bridgeway unit is made of a six-bedroom apartment and two one-bed apartments. This extended care pathway is suitable for people returning to life in the community, or can also be a way into care for adults with a progressive condition who don’t yet require a more intensive nursing care. 

About Exemplar Health Care

As a leading provider of specialist nursing care, Exemplar Health Care supports adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs.

All of our community-based homes give person-centred care and rehabilitation. Our support focuses on empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible, maximising independence, and building everyday life skills.

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