100-year-old care home residents at Enbridge House Care Home in Woolton Hill complete Joe Wicks fitness challenge
Residents at Enbridge House Care Home in Woolton Hill have completed a 1000 burpee challenge, writes Harry Craig.
They have been raising money for BBC Children in Need, after the nation’s fitness coach Joe Wicks challenged the people of the nation to do 1,000 burpees in a month for the charity.
So far, they have raised over £500, smashing their £500 target, and the care home owners have pledged to match the final amount raised.
Ten of Enbridge House’s residents have been participating regularly, including three centenarians.
This includes two of the care home’s 102-year-old residents, with one asking Facebook users to “give us your money”.
The group of ladies completed 10 burpees a day, to collectively reach the target of 1000.
They completed the challenge on Saturday, November 4.
Owner of the care home, Karen Bolt-Lawrence, explained the inspiration behind taking part in the challenge.
She said: “We do something with the residents every week, [and] felt this would be a good opportunity to… raise some money.
“Our youngest resident is in their early 90s, and the ladies felt it would be nice to do something for those at the other end of the scale and give back to children and young people.”
She paid tribute to the hard work of these “very strong ladies”.
Enbridge House is encouraging those inspired by the efforts of its residents to donate to its JustGiving page at https://rebrand.ly/h9a7gr9