Care home staff take on Mendip Challenge for hospice

PUBLISHED: 19:00 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:03 24 May 2019

Staff from Stoneleigh Care Home taking part in the Weston Hospicecare Mendip Challenge.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Staff from Stoneleigh Care Home taking part in the Weston Hospicecare Mendip Challenge. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Intrepid staff from a Weston care home are preparing to walk a total of 300 miles in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

Fourteen members of staff from Stoneleigh Care Home, and their family members, have signed up to the Mendip Challenge on June 2.

Nurses from the hospice visit to see residents and staff at the care home wanted to raise money for the charity.

The group will tackle the 10, 20 and 30-mile routes to reach the overall 300 mile mark.

Ian Russ' wife and daughter work at the care home and he has helped to organise the team.

He said: "We've very nervous. 30 miles is a long way but we are all training hard.

"Hospice nurses come in to the care home to look after end-of-life patients.

"We are doing it because it's the best organised sponsored walk you can do.

"We've had local companies helping out with T-shirts and people supplying energy drinks.

"We want to thank all the businesses for their support."

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