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Eastham residents organise virtual walkathon to raise money for Homeless Veterans UK

As part of Essex County Council’s Winter Deconditioning Games, Eastham Care Home, in Woodham Ferrers, have organised a virtual walkathon to raise money for Homeless Veterans UK.

Runwood Homes were thrilled to sign up its Essex homes to Essex County Council’s Winter Deconditioning Games initiative. As part of this initiative, residents and staff have been given pedometers to see how many steps they can clock up to encourage more movement. The residents at Eastham Care Home are using these pedometers for their charity walkathon.

Both residents and staff at the home are very much looking forward to completing the walkathon, which will take participants on a virtual walk from Lands End to John O’ Groats. The event began on the 10th of January and will see those involved completing almost 2.5million steps over a 60-day period.

Home Manager, Clare Hatcher, comments:

“Residents and staff at our home are very excited to be taking part in this walkathon, which will encourage movement and activity, which offers many fantastic benefits for residents. It will also provide us, as a home, a chance to give back to our community, to a charity of our choice. This will be a remarkable achievement for our home and we are all very much looking forward to taking part and reaching our goal.”

As well as raising money for their chosen charity, the brilliant initiative will also give the home a chance to receive a medal for Essex County Council’s Deconditioning Games.

Runwood Homes wishes Eastham good luck for the rest of their virtual walkathon, and well done to the team for organising such a wonderful initiative for a great cause!