Hemel care home residents raise hundreds for Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day

They have already smashed their £250 target and are well on the way to £1,000

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:30 pm

Residents at a care home in Hemel Hempstead have raised over £900 for Comic Relief during a walkathon ahead of Red Nose Day.

Staff and carers have been cheering the residents at Watermill House Care Home during their walking challenge, which started on Thursday, March 11, and finishes tomorrow (March 19) on Red Nose Day.

The residents have been walking the equivalent of 50 lengths of Wembley Stadium, walking in the home and in the garden to accumulate their steps - with their carers and care home staff supporting and cheering them on.

Eileen and Kay

Red Nose Day is back on Friday, March 19, and this year it has never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives.

This year, the money raised for Comic Relief will go towards tackling issues such as homelessness and will support people facing abuse and mental health issues.

Watermill House Care Home set a target of £250 - and residents have already shamed that, raising £980.

A spokesperson for Watermill House Care Home said: "We are way onto our target amount of laps and we have exceeded our target amount of donations.

Gerald and Yvonne

"We were hoping for £250 but we are on £980 with just one day to go!

"The residents are so happy to have raised this amount of money and are also enjoying the exercise. This has been a great way of getting them active again!"

To support the residents with their fundraising visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/watermill-house1.

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