Staff tackle inflatable challenge for care home funds

Staff from a Chillcott Gardens in Madeley have raised more than £900 for its activities fund after completing a fun inflatable 5k challenge.

The 13-strong team from the care home tackled 15 blow-up obstacles as part of the three-mile course at Wolverhampton Racecourse. They collected £910 in sponsorship towards the home’s fund that pays for activities, outings and entertainment for residents.

Among the challenges they faced were The Gauntlet, a 27m long route that they had to crawl through holes and then dodge swinging balls to slide to victory and a 10m high and 30m long dropslide called The Plummet. They also had to brave a three-metre drop after negotiating a nine-metre long Leap of Faith.

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.

“Some of the obstacles were quite scary and genuinely challenging, but it was great fun to do this as a team. The funds will allow us to lay on entertainment at Chillcott Gardens and take residents on outings. They were backing us all the way and delighted to hear how we had got on when we came back to work afterwards.”

Chief executive of Coverage Care David Coull added: “This was a brilliant way for staff to work together, have fun and raise money for the Activities Fund. Our residents really value a varied programme of entertainment and this money will be a real boost for the fund.”

Chillcott Garden run event

The team from Chillcott Gardens who have raised £910 in sponsorship towards the care home’s fund that pays for activities, outings and entertainment for residents.

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