Chigwell care home staff go the extra miles for charity

People from Belmont Lodge in Chigwell and Forest Healthcare, which runs the care home, raised funds for Care Workers Charity

People from Belmont Lodge in Chigwell and Forest Healthcare, which runs the care home, took part in a five-mile fundraising walk for the Care Workers Charity - Credit: Dawn Harrison

A care home in Chigwell has gone the extra mile to raise money for charity.

Ten people from Belmont Lodge and Forest Healthcare, which runs the residential care home, took part in a five-mile walk in support of the Care Workers' Charity (CWC).

It was part of CWC’s fifth annual Going The Extra Mile fundraising week, which celebrates the work done in social care and the dedication of its workers.

Participants in the walk last Friday (July 22) included Forest Healthcare chief executive Amanda Scott and members of management, seniors, carers and Belmont Lodge’s activities team.

They have raised £580 so far, which will be matched by Forest Healthcare, taking the total collected for CWC to £1,160.

The participants have raised £580 so far, which will be matched by Forest Healthcare

The participants have raised £580 so far, which will be matched by Forest Healthcare - Credit: Dawn Harrison

A spokesperson said: “We are absolutely delighted to have raised this tremendous amount and are very proud to raise funds for such a necessary and worthwhile charity.”

Visit https://thecareworkerscharity.enthuse.com/pf/belmont-lodge to donate.