Helping Hands Home Care in Harborough raises money for Parkinson’s after carrying out a special challenge

Enthusiastic customers took part at home with their carers and the Harborough community responded generously

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:42 pm
The Market Harborough branch of Helping Hands Home Care has raised £660 for Parkinson’s Care and Support UK after carrying out a special challenge.

The Market Harborough branch of Helping Hands Home Care has raised £660 for Parkinson’s Care and Support UK after carrying out a special challenge.

Claudia Andron, branch manager of Helping Hands Market Harborough, organised the ‘one lap for Parkinson’s’ venture with her care team to boost the Parkinson’s charity.

Enthusiastic customers took part at home with their carers and the Harborough community responded generously.

Francesca and Heather

“We wanted to do something to raise money and awareness in support of Parkinson’s Care and Support UK as many of our customers are affected by Parkinson’s - and what better way to do it than exercise?

“We promote exercise to our customers affected by this condition - as it can significantly improve many symptoms such as balance, mobility and improves daily living,” said Claudia.

“We are so happy to have such amazing carers and customers that have joined us in this endeavour and have done a lap around the garden or in the living room.

“I would like to thank my amazing office team and everyone who have kindly donated.”

Cheryl and Keith

Digital Advanced Control, based at Daventry, Northamptonshire, donated £100 to the fundraiser.

Area care manager Joanne Broderick said: “I’m so proud of what the team have achieved at our Market Harborough branch, raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease in the community and bringing our staff and community together for such a great cause.

“It’s really important to us here at Helping Hands to help support these amazing charities and give something back.”

Helping Hands Home Care provide specialist Parkinson’s support.

Branch staff on walk.

And with over 30 years of experience caring for over 40,000 customers, they have now partnered with the charity to provide home care to more people living with the condition.

Helping Hands Market Harborough now supports 49 people and employs 20 carers.