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Coventry care worker prepares to scale peaks for OAP support charity

Coventry Editorial 9th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY care worker is preparing to take on some of the UK’s highest mountains to raise money for an elderly support charity.

Lucy Fitzpatrick, the director of care at Home Instead Senior Care in the city, will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scaffell Pike and Snowdon in three days to raise vital funds for the Bring Joy Foundation.

The 33-year-old has already started her training – hitting the gym every morning and climbing hills in the local area after work – before beginning her grueling adventure at the foot of Ben Nevis on June 13.

Speaking ahead of the challenge, Lucy said: “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.

“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 was set up by Home Instead Senior Care in 2014 and aims to bring the fun back into ageing – funding everything from trips to the seaside to vintage tea dances, to provide support and enjoyment for older people.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Fitzpatrick1 to donate to Lucy’s challenge.