11 Dec 20

Kath runs final lap in 510 mile fundraiser

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Kath runs final lap in 510 mile fundraiser

Our Digital Marketing Coordinator, Kath Embling, reached her final goal this week after pledging to run 510 miles for Brunelcare.

During these challenging times Kath wanted to support our residents and tenants, so she started a fundraiser to raise money for wellbeing supplies.

Kath took on the challenge of running 510 miles across the year - the equivalent of 19.4 marathons - to reflect the 510 residents and tenants living across our care homes and extra care housing sites.

Kath said: “I started this fundraiser during the first lockdown to raise money for wellbeing activities for Brunelcare's residents. The teams at Brunelcare do such an amazing job of planning activities in the care homes to keep people engaged and well. I thought the extra funds would help to keep the residents smiling during this really challenging time.”

She set off in May, documenting her runs on the Strava app, and after months of hard work she completed her final run this week.

On Friday 11th December Kath crossed the finish line, reaching her final destination at our Deerhurst care home where she was cheered on by residents and staff at the home. She even marked the special occasion by getting in the Christmas spirit and dressing up in her best elf costume!

Kath said: “It feels amazing to finish this challenge! I'm so happy to mark the occasion by finishing at Brunelcare's Deerhurst care home. It was a lovely moment to see the residents and team - from a distance of course! I'm delighted that this challenge has raised money for Brunelcare and awareness of the great work they do. ”

Through this challenge Kath has raised a whopping £1,321 for Brunelcare, and hopes this money will fund some fun wellbeing activities to help residents and tenants through the pandemic.

To find out more and donate, click here.

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