Team members from Boultham Park House, Rookery Lane, Lincoln, completed a 34 km fundraising walk to celebrate 60 years since the care home opened. The event organised by the care home, which is run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), has raised almost £1,000 for the residents’ amenities fund.
The 34km distance for the walk was chosen to match the 34 bedrooms at the care home. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the sponsorship total can still donate via the JustGiving link, which will stay open until the end of May: The Orders of St John Care Trust is fundraising for The Orders of St John Care Trust (justgiving.com). Residents will choose collectively how to use the money.
Joanne Johnson, Home Manager, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team at Boultham Park House. Their spirit never dampened, unlike the weather during the walk. The determination shown by everyone to complete the 34km to raise money for the residents’ fund was admirable.
“The sponsorship amount is far more than any of us expected, and I want to say a massive thank you to all who donated.”
Kate Banks, Activities Coordinator at the home, who took part in the walk said: “We all knew 34km was going to be tough but knowing what we were doing is for our residents made it all worthwhile. Our residents are like family, and we wanted to ensure that our hard work paid off. The walk was a real challenge in very wet conditions, however every ache and pain has been truly worthwhile with every penny we have raised for our residents.”
Boultham Park is rated 9.7 out of 10 on the consumer rating website carehome.co.uk. To find out more about the home visit: Boultham Park House | Care Home in Lincoln | OSJCT.