12 Mar 2013
Two colleagues from Anchor's Northbourne care home have taken part in a 26-mile sponsored cycle to raise money for their residents.
Care assistants Amy Rushworth and Janna Wood left Anchor’s Northbourne care home on Durham Road at 07.30, thankful for the change in weather, to cycle the 10-hour circular route via all of the other Anchor care homes in North & South Tyneside.
Resident Trudy Antcliffe said: “They are not just carers but always have residents’ interests at heart.” Trudy was amongst the welcome home party waving flags at the end of the ride.
Amy said that she was looking forward to the ride. She said: “I was worried earlier on in the week when it was snowing quite heavily but was really happy on the day when the sunshine came out for us.
“We’re doing this because we want to raise money for the residents at Northbourne to go toward fun nights at The Anchor bar at Northbourne.”
Amy said: “It really was a team effort and cycling together meant that we helped push each other on if one started to flag.”
Jenna said she wanted to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship.
The first stop for the pair was Palmersdene care home in Jarrow, then over the water to Walldene nursing home in Howden. They had a quick stop off in Gosforth at Milldene then onto Cranlea in Kingston Park.
The girls were greeted back at Northbourne by residents with refreshments, welcome home banners and homemade congratulations cards.
Alison Fryer Business Manager commented on how proud she is of her team at Northbourne, their commitment and dedication surpass a carers role and Jenna and Amy are fine examples of this.