A dedicated team from Nesfield Lodge Care Home in Belle Isle, Leeds, recently completed a 6 kilometre sponsored walk in the Temple Newsam Estate, fundraising a grand total of £800.

The group of six, including home manager Laura Pickering, deputy manager Michelle Marshall, senior care assistant Lucy Lyons, activities co-ordinator Danielle Bird, care assistant Janet Williamson and housekeeper Mel Harrison, battled through the challenging difficult route of muddy paths and steep hills to raise funds for the lovely residents at Nesfield Lodge and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Throughout the pandemic, the team at Nesfield faced countless challenges that have forced them to adapt the way they provide care and support to residents and their families. Despite this, the exceptional quality of the care provided has been maintained and their drive to ensure all residents still have their independence, choice, dignity and above all, communication with their loved ones, remains.

With the hope of funding a huge home trip to a coast of the resident’s choice, the group bravely took on the challenge in memory of residents who have lost their battle with Alzheimer’s. The large donation is due to be shared, with funds going directly to the home and residents at Nesfield as well as to the Alzheimer’s Society. This charity is one that is very close to the hearts of all care staff across the Orchard Care Homes’ portfolio due to the prevalence of this illness across its facilities.

Danielle Bird, activities co-ordinator reflected on the team’s achievement, saying “Everyone showed great determination, commitment and dedication for not only the charity but also for our wonderful residents today. Thank you to everyone who has supported us! I am so proud of our achievement.”