5 December 2023
Joey’s 100 press-ups a day challenge to raise money for care home
63-year-old Joey Pennington did a sponsored "100 press ups a day" challenge for the whole of November to help raise money to buy a new wheelchair-accessible minibus.
Joey delivers medication to Widnes Hall care home in Widnes from the local chemist and was inspired to act when he saw the posters about the fundraising campaign.
Widnes Hall is trying to raise £8,000 to buy the new vehicle for residents’ trips out and the major fundraising drive has already resulted in a £5,000 pot towards the cost of it.
The home’s Activity Champion Angela Taker says that the drive to raise cash started in April.
We are always striving to improve the wellbeing of our residents and we love to give them a fun day out so a new minibus will help us do that.
The whole fundraising drive has been a fantastic effort by our residents and it is really heart-warming when someone like Joey – who is not actually as resident – wants to help in such a proactive and energetic way.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to him – 3,000 press ups is no mean feat for anyone, never mind someone who is 63.
The fundraising has so far seen a whole range of events taking place including an Easter funday, a car wash, car boot sale, summer fair, donations of clothes which have been sold on Vinted, football cards, guess the name of a bear and cash donations.
The next major fundraising event after Joey's challenge was a Christmas fayre on 2 December.
Anchor’s Widnes Hall is raising their money through a gofundme page here.
Widnes Hall in Widnes is a residential care home set in comfortable offering quality facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 68 residents, in a light, spacious and elegant setting. Find out more about Widnes Hall here.