East Dorset and Blandford have smashed their Challenge500 target, raising £600 to keep seniors healthy, happy and connected to their communities in 2021.
Jayne Perks, Community Engagement Lead at Home Instead East Dorset and Blandford is a long term supporter of Bring Joy. Rallying the help of her partner, Andrew Forrest, and his friend, Robert Atkins, the two men cycled 50 miles for Bring Joy. So far they have raised an incredible £600, and the number is still creeping up!
Andrew commented: “Myself and Robert were very proud to raise £550 for the Bring Joy Foundation. Their work is so important, especially throughout this year when they’ve provided vital funding to keep seniors across the country occupied and entertained, reducing the risk of loneliness among the elderly during an uncertain and sometimes isolating period.
“My mother works as a carer, and Jayne works at Home Instead, so I thoroughly understand the importance of supporting the elderly, and wanted to support the great work that Bring Joy do. I look forward to seeing the initiatives they support in the new year!”
Community groups will benefit greatly from these donations. Bring Joy can’t wait to share these good news stories with East Dorset and the rest of the Home Instead network. Thank you so much to everyone who got involved!