Care home mountain challenge makes beautiful music

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Residents at a Manchester care home have bought themselves a juke box with the £750 raised for them by staff who took a mountain challenge.

Five members of staff from the Flixton care home, including home manager Helen Johnson, climbed Mount Snowdon in Wales to raise money for the residents.

Tammy Brooks, care assistant at De Brook Lodge and part of the climb team said: “I felt all different emotions when I reached the top – relief, pain, happiness, accomplishments, you name it, I felt it!

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“And it didn’t stop there, we had to climb down again! But we worked as a team and we made it – it feels amazing to have raised so much money for our residents.”

Resident Betty Slater said “We are so grateful to them all.  I couldn’t climb a mountain, but they did, and they did it for us.”

De Brook Lodge, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides residential and dementia care for 52 residents and is committed to offering them aspirational lifestyle choices.  Breaking down the pre-conceived perceptions of care home life, their residents enjoy an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.

 

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