Heffle Court Team Take On April Fools’ Day Challenge

A team from Heffle Court in Heathfield, East Sussex will be reaching new heights next month as they climb Mount Snowdon on April Fool’s Day.

The team of six – Home Manager Debby Potter, Deputy Manager Steve Orwell, Administrator Julie Wishman, Nurse Tina Hewitt, Head Chef Sam Armstrong and Assistant Chef Stuart Potter – will be raising funds to support a colleague’s daughter who has been diagnosed with cancer after giving birth to her first baby.

Debby explained:
“This originally came about because it was on Julie’s bucket list and it grew from there. We decided to support her with the challenge and hopefully make money for a good cause in the process.”

“We are getting all our gear together for the Snowdon challenge such as walking boots and waterproof coats,” added Debby.

“Some of us have already started training by walking across the South Downs. Others have been thinking about it. Steve is an experienced mountain climber so will be showing us the way.”

Mount Snowdon is one of the three highest peaks in the UK at 3,560ft and the Heffle Court team will make the trip to the glorious Snowdonia National Park in Wales for the challenge to get underway at 9am on April 1.

The team plan to reach the summit in about five hours and hope to raise £1000. Sponsor forms are available at Heffle Court care home for anyone who would like to support them or by calling 0808 223 5510.

Heffle Court nursing home in Heathfield is a purpose-built home providing specialist care for up to 39 elderly residents living with a form of dementia. The home offers a range of care, from residential to nursing care, depending upon the individual needs of each resident.

If you would like to find out more about life at Heffle Court, our events and activities, please contact Debby Potter on 0808 223 5510 or via email at manager.heffle@CaringHomes.org.

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RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

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We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

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We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

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