Cycling challenge raises over £20,000 for Children in Need

Teams from brighterkind care homes across the country have raised more than £20,000 for BBC Children in Need.

Colleagues from every one of brighterkind’s 71 homes took part in the cycling challenge which ran from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England.

Regional Operations Director Michelle Wilson, who came up with the idea for the challenge, said: “There has been amazing encouragement and support from colleagues, residents in our care homes and their relatives. People from every one of our homes have volunteered to get into the saddle take part in the ride to help children.”

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More than 150 colleagues from brighterkind care homes and the management team have taken part, including Chief Executive Jeremy Richardson and Chief Operating Officer, Lorraine McGarry-Wall. Relatives of care home residents also took part.

The project is titled ‘wishing wheels’. Michelle explained: “We have a wishing well scheme in brighterkind homes, which aims to make it possible for residents to experience something they have long wanted to try or be taken somewhere they want to visit. The cycle challenge is to raise money to help make some children’s wishes come true – hence wishing wheels.”

To donate, visit the Wishing Wheels Just Giving Page.

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