Care drives boss' three climbs for one good cause

A Warwick care home boss will brave heights for a good cause when she climbs her way to a fundraising target.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 4:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 5:13 pm
Lucy Fitzpatrick

Lucy Fitzpatrick will climb the UK’s three highest peaks in June in hope of raising funds for older people in need.

Planning to make it to the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and back again over three days, the 33-year-old hoped it will help bring in support for Bring Joy Foundation.

The charity supports older people in the area and is a cause close to her heart as director of care at Home Instead Senior Care.

Lucy, who lives in Warwick, will begin her adventure at the foot of Ben Nevis on the June 13, and make it to the top of Wales’ highest mountain three days later.

And said she has already started training for what will be a gruelling three days and take her completely out of her comfort zone.

“I have started an intense training, and am at the gym every morning before work and running up and down hills, strengthening my leg muscles.

“This charity is designed to enable elderly people to continue to enjoy their later years in life and ignite some sparkle, that is so clear to see behind those eyes, if just given the time. In a nutshell the charity is to bring joy and fun back into aging.”

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.

It funds events from seaside trips to vintage tea dances to offer support and enjoyment for older people across the county.

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