Dorchester Care Home Worker Runs In Support Of Residents
12:03pm 21st October 2014
Neil Perks, a care worker at Maiden Castle House in Dorchester, ran the Egdon Heath Harriers Weymouth 10 race at the weekend to raise money for the people he cares for.
Neil ran the 10 mile race, which started and finished at the pavilion end of Weymouth Esplanade, to raise money for the Maiden Castle House Resident’s Amenity Fund, which enables staff at the care home to provide regular activities and outings for residents. Neil raised a grand total of £331 for the fund.
Commenting on the run, Neil said: “I’ve always done a bit of running, but I have never run this distance before. I decided to run the Weymouth 10 to help raise money for the residents at Maiden Castle House and ensure we can continue to provide them with interesting and stimulating activities. I really enjoyed the run and was definitely spurred on when I thought of the benefit the money will bring to the residents.”
Neil, who lives in Weymouth, has been a care worker at Maiden Castle House for eight years, and thoroughly enjoys his job looking after the residents. He has been training hard for the race. The Weymouth 10 is a relatively flat course, but with a challenging double loop around Bowleaze, which provides stunning views across Weymouth Bay.
Dawn Palmer, Manager at Maiden Castle House said: “We’re very grateful to Neil for his fundraising efforts for the Resident’s Amenity Fund. Neil is very popular among the residents here, who all wished him the very best for his race.”