Charity cycle ride

Staff at Druid Stoke Bupa Care Home have recently supported Comic Relief, with a virtual cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The fundraiser was organised by Melodie Daum and Rhiannon Allan, activity co-ordinators at Druid Stoke. Staff members, including home manager Keyly Scott, donned bright outfits, red noses, and pom poms as they set to cycling on the indoor bike.

Step counts were added from for those who are unable to use the bike, and the residents enjoyed cheering on staff as they completed 1000 miles over the course of a week.

One resident, Molly Warren, commented: “It was a lot of fun to watch the staff completing the challenge for Comic Relief. I loved seeing them all dressed up with their red noses on.”

Melodie Daum said: “The virtual bike ride and walk was our attempt to travel the length of Britain; from Land’s End to John O’Groats. We actually did 1000 miles, which is a little bit further. The idea came from our activity coordinator Rhiannon Allan – she even brought in her exercise bike in from home.

“Raising money for charity is something that we try do regularly at Druid Stoke, as it feels great to raise money for an important cause, while having fun with our team and residents. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and cheered us on.”