Weybridge Care Home Takes Steps to Fundraise for Stroke Association Charity
Photos above are of Sutton Lodge BUPA Care Home residents John and Doreen, who took part in the challenge. The charity is very close to Doreen’s heart.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. Life changes instantly and recovery is tough. But the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community.
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Staff and residents at Sutton Lodge Bupa Care Home in Weybridge recently stepped into a new fundraising challenge for The Stroke Association, raising a total of £1,300 for the charity.
As part of the challenge, staff members aimed to take 20,021 steps per week or 80,084 steps within the month, while residents were assisted to walk 221 steps per week.
Encouraging fitness among staff and residents, the proceeds raised go towards the Stroke Association’s ‘Stride for Stroke’ initiative, which encourages the country to take one step for each of the 1.2 million stroke survivors across the UK.
Sutton Lodge raised £650 for the charity, which has been matched by Bupa to bring the total to £1,300, exceeding the home’s initial target of £202. The donation will go towards assisting the Stroke Association with the support they provide to survivors, such as covering the costs of setting up a new volunteer, providing group support to stroke survivors or allowing a volunteer to work with a stroke survivor for up to a year.
According to the charity, there are 1.2 million stroke survivors living in the UK, and the Bupa care home wanted to play its part in supporting the group with its vital work in helping patients and their families.
Karen Raggett, Home Manager at Sutton Lodge, said: “We’re so incredibly proud of our team and residents for taking part in the fundraising initiative and to be supporting such an incredible charity. Walking is great exercise for our residents, and we look forward to helping them maintain a healthy weekly step count.”
The Stroke Association provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by a stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. For further information and to donate, visit the Sutton Lodge JustGiving page.
Bupa’s purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.
Sutton Lodge Bupa Care Home, situated in Weybridge, Surrey, offers high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care within a friendly community setting.
In the UK Bupa has over 120 care homes as well as nine Richmond retirement villages. Health insurance accounts for the majority of our business. In some markets we also operate clinics, dental centres, hospitals, and care homes and villages.
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