We encouraged our amazing residents to take part in Sports Relief with an accessible programme of activities for all!
Our resident group is diverse and unique, and we didn’t want to prescribe how they should raise funds and awareness for Sports Relief 2022.
We were inspired by the Move22 initiative which sees people all around the country taking part in a 22 mile challenge to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, with all funds raised being spread between mental health charities and support services.
Because of this we made the decision to do our own fundraising campaign, asking people to donate to Sports Relief online to show support to our residents sports challenges.
A number of our residents across the group were passionate to get involved, and came up with movements and actions which suited their individual needs and abilities.
This allowed our residents to take part in a way that suited them, choosing their own actions for their own ability and ensuring everyone who wanted to take part could.
Here are a few examples of the amazing ways our residents across the group got involved in Sports Relief 2022!
The Gables Care Home – Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
At The Gables Care Home our resident group was over the moon to be able to set their own goals for Sports Relief 2022 and take part in ways that helped them achieve their goals.
A wonderful example of this is our wonderful resident Monty who chose to walk 100 steps around the grounds of the home as her own personal challenge. We are incredibly proud of Monty’s determination in taking part, and are proud to say she achieved this amazing goal! Well done!
As a group our residents chose to take part in a couple of group activities involving movements they were able to take part in as a team.
One group of our residents chose to sink 100 netballs into nets in a throwing activity as a group, whilst the other group decided to use their fitness machines to do 100 bicycle ground pedals.
We are incredibly proud of the amazing effort our residents went too to take part in this amazing cause, and we wanted to thank our staff team for supporting our residents to take part in this amazing campaign in a person-centred way which encourages their independence, dignity and choice.
Drummonds Care Home – Feering, Essex
At Drummonds Care Home in Feering, Essex our residents decided to take part in our group-wide Sports Relief awareness raising by taking part in a classic game which they absolutely love - Tin Can Alley!
Residents took part by throwing 100 balls into their tin can towers in the homes garden, making the most of the lovely weather and taking part in a fun activity which brought lots of joy to our residents.
We wanted to say thank you to our amazing team of residents who have been going above and beyond to assist our residents in a whole host of amazing activities each and every day.
Potton View Care Home – Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
At Potton View Care Home in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire our residents decided to take part in our Sports Relief challenge by turning their garden into an outdoor ten pin bowling alley for our residents to enjoy!
Setting up skittles and hosting a group competition, our residents took turns throwing 100 bowls down the aisle in an attempt to get as many strikes as possible!
We thought this was a really unique activity which allowed all of our residents to take part regardless of mobility.
We feel that this is an incredibly positive approach to taking part in Sports Relief 2022.
We are incredibly proud of the amazing team within the home who assisted and supported our residents to get involved in a way they chose.
York House Care Home – Dereham, Norfolk
Our residents at York House Care Home in Dereham, Norfolk decided to not only get involved in our Sports Relief challenge by taking part in physical activity – but also by getting our budding artists in residence involved!
For some of our residents physical activity can be difficult due to mobility, and having alternative and accessible ways for our residents to take part in all of our events is an incredibly important part of providing person-centred care to such a large resident group.
We are incredibly proud of the amazing staff and residents at York House Care Home who found really unique ways for our residents to take part in Sports Relief 2022, with one of our residents Alan choosing to take part by sticking 100 stickers to paper to create his own unique piece of art.
As a group our residents also chose to take part by doing 100 throws as a group in one of our residents favourite activities – Hoopla! They did an amazing job and this activity saw many smiles in the home as our residents impressed themselves with their throwing skills!
We wanted to say one final time we are so proud of our amazing staff team and would like to thank each and every one of our amazing staff group for their hard work, dedication and commitment to their roles.
If you would like to show support to our residents for their amazing efforts in getting involved in Sports Relief 2022 please visit this link and make a donation, to help us gain even more funds and awareness for this amazing cause.
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