7th Dec, 2016

Care home director prepares for grueling Three Peaks Challenge next month

Steve Carpenter 23rd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE DIRECTOR of a Coventry care home service is preparing for a mammoth fund-raising challenge as she attempts to climb three of the highest mountains in the UK.

Lucy Fitzpatrick, who is director of care at Home Instead Senior Care in Coventry, is set to climb Ben Nevis, Scaffell Pike and Snowdon next month in a bid to raise money and awareness of the Bring Joy Foundation.

The 33-year-old is aiming to climb the three peaks in three days and will begin her gruelling adventure at the foot of Ben Nevis on June 13, aiming to finish in North Wales three days later.

Lucy has already started her intense training, which has seen her at the gym every morning before work and her intense schedule has also seen her running up and down hill in the local area as she looked to strengthen her leg muscles.

“I have worked in variety of different job roles over the last 15 years within the care industry and the main lesson that I have learnt is that you cannot deliver a high standard of care without looking at all needs, not just basic tasks,” said Lucy.

“As a company we are proud to say we achieve this with each of our clients and the Bring Joy Foundation can enable and support this even more.”

The Bring Joy Foundation helps groups and organisations across the UK provide non-medical care for older people in their own home, by funding events and activities or rekindling favourite pastimes.

“The money I am raising will be donated to the Bring Joy Foundation, a charity which was set up by Home Instead Senior Care in 2014, to help bring the fun back into ageing,” Lucy added.

“The Charity funds everything from trips to the seaside to vintage tea dances, which all provide support and enjoyment for older people.”

The Three Peaks Challenge is very popular, and hosts several groups each year. Many walkers, like Lucy, climb the mountains to raise money for charity, whilst others simply do it for an exhilarating challenge.

If you would like to show your support for Lucy and her chosen charity, search for Lucy Fitzpatrick in at www.justgiving.com.