Easter fun at Sunderland care home ‘treadmillathon’

Staff at Barnes Court Care Home hold a treadmillathon.
Staff at Barnes Court Care Home hold a treadmillathon.
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A CARE home went to eggs-traordinary lengths to make sure residents and families had a fun Easter.

Barnes Court Care Home, in Wycliffe Road, Sunderland, hosted an Easter family fun day on Thursday.

Left to right - Julie McGuinness, care assistant, Jo Steele, care manager and resident Christine Hall.

Left to right - Julie McGuinness, care assistant, Jo Steele, care manager and resident Christine Hall.

Staff, residents and visitors to the care home took part in a variety of fun challenges while raising £334 for the home’s residents’ fund, to pay for future day trips, activities and entertainment.

Care workers took part in a sponsored “treadmillathon challenge” with the aim of keeping the treadmill active for 12 straight hours in the form of a relay.

From 8am to 8pm, staff at the home took it in turns to walk or jog on the treadmill for 15-minute slots.

There was also an Easter bonnet competition, with residents showing off the hats they had made, and a bake-off with a resident and staff member going head to head, to bake a Victoria sponge cake.

Several chocolate Easter egg hunts and egg and spoon races took place throughout the day for the younger guests.

Care manager Joanne Steele, said: “We all had a fantastic day. It was so much fun for all of us at Barnes Court, residents and guests said they had a brilliant time and we’re so glad that it was such a success.

“At Barnes Court we care for clients of all ages and abilities, and it’s always a pleasure to have families and friends joining in with the activities and fun, so we like to host events that everyone can enjoy.”