Leading care provider Orchard Care Homes has signed up to The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) Going the Extra Mile campaign.
More than 80 Orchard Care Homes’ colleagues are participating in daily health and wellbeing challenges as part of the Around the World initiative that runs between 20 July and 14 August.
Orchard’s CEO, Hayden Knight, said: “We are taking on this challenge to promote health and wellbeing across our organisation, to show our appreciation and thanks to social care workers and to raise funds for CWC.
“The enthusiasm and commitment our workers and those across the sector have displayed during the COVID-19 pandemic is nothing short of outstanding. The impact on the sector is devastating. However, we have always seen lots of examples of our workers and residents enjoying life and having fun during the difficult period of social distancing and relatives unable to visit.”
The company is encouraging everyone to show their support for team members, care home colleagues and workers in social care across the sector by donating at its Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orchardcare-homes.