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Care home staff’s fundraising cycle marathon for resident outings

PUBLISHED: 11:13 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 11 May 2018

Staff from Thorp House in Griston complete their fundraising bike ride. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare

Staff from Thorp House in Griston complete their fundraising bike ride. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare

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Staff at a care home have completed a three-day cycle marathon - without even leaving its grounds.

Marcia Hughes is cheered on the final cycling leg of the fundraising event at Thorp House care home. Picture: Kingsley HealthcareMarcia Hughes is cheered on the final cycling leg of the fundraising event at Thorp House care home. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare

To raise money for resident day trips and outings, staff at Thorp House in Griston, near Watton, pedalled 433 miles on an exercise bike in the home’s garden.

The fundraising event raised £375 and local people dropped in to offer their encouragement.

Home manager Kirsty Holden said: “The staff were really good, fitting in 30 or 40 minute sessions on the bike when they could. Fortunately, some of them are quite fit.”

She added: “Thanks to everyone for their generous support. One outing we are looking at is a trip to Banham Zoo.”

The milage cycled was the equivalent of Griston to Land’s End and refreshments from areas in the country of the route were served.

“As the route to Land’s End would take us through Devon and Cornwall we were serving cream teas,” added Mrs Holden.


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