Move for Care
The gardens at each of C&C’s four care homes provide a beautiful space for our residents to engage with nature and the outside world, but there’s more we’d like to do with them. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to provide an active stimulating space within the grounds of our homes, for the benefit of all residents, and especially those with dementia. Therefore, as a fundraising initiative for 2022, our aim is to redesign and enhance the current features of areas within our gardens to create ‘sensory gardens’.
A sensory garden provides a therapeutic outdoor space for relaxation and interactive games benefiting those with complex needs, mobility difficulties and sensory impairments. It helps improve their physical fitness, health, mood, and cognition.
The sensory gardens will feature:
- sensory musical equipment,
- raised herb and scented flower beds,
- a wildlife friendly area,
- green houses,
- small water elements.
In order to make these sensory gardens a reality, C&C is looking to raise £25,000 during January and February 2022.
The Fundraising Event: Move for Care
Between 4-31 January, we’ll be undertaking a month-long step challenge to encourage C&C residents, colleagues, and partners and other supporters to move for care. We are undertaking this challenge to raise awareness of that extra mile our carers walk daily to support our residents, while encouraging people themselves to keep moving and stay active.
Participants will be encouraged to pledge a number of steps for the challenge, this could be per day, week or month. The resident and staff member who clocks up the most steps over the month will win a prize. – C&C is hoping to record at least 9.5 million steps (equating to over 3,300 miles) across all who take part.
This will be followed by a two-week dance-a-thon between 31 January and 11 February, comprising in-person and virtual dance activities, along with 2 dedicated Facebook Live events for all to engage in.
If you would like to take part or would like to receive more details, please contact our Engagement Officer Maryam Amin directly at Maryam.email@example.com or by phone on 0207 922 5373/07436 836245.