Care staff take on inflatable challenge

Staff from a Telford care home are set to take a ‘leap of faith’ as part of an inflatable 5k challenge to raise funds for residents’ activities.

The 13-strong team from Chillcott Gardens in Madeley will tackle 15 blow-up obstacles as part of the three mile course at Wolverhampton Racecourse on May 12.

Among the challenges they’ll face will be The Gauntlet, a 27m long route that will see them crawl through holes and dodge swinging balls to slide to victory, a 10m high and 30m long dropslide called The Plummet and brave a 3m drop after negotiating the 9m long Leap of Faith.

All of the staff will be sponsored to complete the race with funds going towards the home’s fund that pays for activities, outings and entertainment for its residents.

Activities Co-ordinator Emma Smith said: “We are always looking for crazy stunts to take part in and couldn’t miss the opportunity to raise some money with this challenge.

“The obstacles look quite scary but it will be great fun and knowing we are doing it for a good cause will spur us on.”

Chief executive of Coverage Care David Coull added: “This is a brilliant way to have fun and raise money for the Activities Fund. Our residents really value a varied programme of entertainment and I am sure they will love to hear how our intrepid staff are going that extra mile – or three miles in this case – to support this.”

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