Penni Brown, chief executive of not for profit Hica Group, has raised more than £3,000 for the SHINE fund, which benefits users of the care provider’s services.
Her 25-mile walk, which called at eight of the company’s homes, marked Penni’s 25th year with Hica.
She said: “Walking 25 miles was definitely a challenge. To prepare for the walk, I followed a tough training regime.”
Penni spent several months training for the walk alongside project coordinator and colleague, Cameron Innes. She completed the walk in 10 hours and 50 minutes, joined by some of her team and residents along the way.
“I’m very proud that while marking 25 years with Hica, I have raised important funds for our SHINE initiative,” said Penni.
“The fund enables us to invest in a range of activities, equipment and technology for the people we care for. The money raised from the walk will mean that we can invest in more activities and equipment, which will be hugely beneficial to the people who use our services.”
The Hica Group operates a portfolio of 15 care homes, five of which are for people with a learning disability, along with two retirement villages. The company also runs a care at home service providing approximately 11,500 hours of support and care from four regional offices in the North of England.