There is always a lot going on at a Four Seasons care home, with heaps of activities to get involved in for both our residents and our care teams.
This year our Four Seasons care team and our residents have been busy raising money and awareness for charities in their local communities and across the UK. From riding a bike for 24 hours straight, to knitting hats for Oxfam, to running Race for life and even a sponsored head shave - you name it - we have probably done it!
Three Four Seasons Health Care colleagues take the plunge
Earlier this year one of our homes even took the plunge!
Many of the fundraising events that take place here at Four Seasons Health Care are actually to raise money for the residents’ social fund, so that we can provide extra special experiences for our lovely residents.
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside wanted to make sure their residents could enjoy their garden, and they set about raising money for some furniture and canopies.
Lynn Smith (Home Administrator), Amanda Yeats (Senior Nurse Care Assistant) and Kirst Winchester (Care Assistant) daringly volunteered to take part in a sponsored skydive so our residents could enjoy the gardens come rain or shine.
They travelled to Strathallan, herald as the best ‘drop-zone’ in Scotland with breath-taking scenery. They weren’t alone though, Laurels Lodge care team came together to show their support to these three brave ladies.
Lynn Smith, Home Administrator said: “Everything about the skydive fundraiser was amazing! The support from both the generous donations received from relatives, friends and families to the number of colleagues who gave up their time off work to make the journey down to Strathallan to cheer us on at the airfield.
“Doing the actual skydive was certainly an experience. We couldn’t have asked for better weather to enjoy stunning views as we climbed to 10,000ft in the plane. Then the jump…. Wow… literally breath-taking!! 30 seconds of free fall, accelerating to 120mph in just 7 seconds before pulling the parachute cord and flying back down to the cheering crowd.”
Kirsty Winchester, Care Assistant, added: “I have always wanted to try skydiving and when I saw the advert for skydiving to raise money for our care home, I thought it was the perfect opportunity. The experience was brilliant; I loved every minute of it and would definitely do it again.”
Amanda Yeats, Senior Nurse Care Assistant, told us: “I thought the experience was unreal, just out of this world and I can’t wait for the next time when our manager Sheila is ready to do it. It was a very memorable experience for me and it was really nice to have my family and friends there with me during the event. I am very thankful to those who have sponsored me, the money we raised will be used for a good cause.”
Well done to the team at Laurels Lodge for banding together to raise money for our residents, and a huge thank you to our care teams and residents across the country who are raising money for special causes every day.