Millennium care workers will be walking 29.6 miles to 7 care homes – Raising money for the Tom Moore Foundation

Katie Salisbury and Beth Brydges work for Millennium Care, a group of 7 care homes in Wigan and Greater Manchester.

Inspired by Captain Tom and a charity very close to their hearts Katie and Beth have decided to embark on an almost 30 mile walk to 7 care homes within one day.

Starting at Norley Hall care home in the heart of Wigan the walk will end at Lavender Hills care home set on the peak of a hill in Ramsbottom, passing 5 homes along the way.

The duo have fundraised together in the past and Katie even climbed Snowdon last year to raise money for Alzheimer’s society.

Katie say’s “We have seen first-hand the impact that the isolation and loneliness caused by the pandemic, can have on the elderly in our society. We have also been truly moved by the strength they have shown during this time, particularly those in our care, who have shown true resilience and echoed the spirit of Sir Tom Moore.”

Inspired by all of the residents across all Millennium care homes and by Sir Tom Moore Katie and Beth aim to raise £1,000 for the Tom Moore foundation.

Residents at each home plan to show their support with banners and flags as the walkers reach each home with a drone following them on parts of the journey to keep us up to date on how they are getting on.

Captain Tom is on a mission to get as many people as possible walking, talking, spreading hope and easing loneliness.

If you would like to show your support to Katie and Beth you can donate via the link:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=MillenniumCare&isTeam=true

For more information on Millennium care visit www.millennium-care.co.uk 

If you feel inspired and want to walk with Tom to spread hope and ease loneliness visit https://captaintom.org/walkwithtom

#WalkWithTom

At Millennium Care, our team and residents provide a warm welcome to all who enter the homes.

The core value of Millennium Care is to encourage all residents to maintain their independence, continuing to enjoy their later years with the knowledge that our team is here to provide a friendly face and chat 24 hours a day.

To find out more about our homes, click here.