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Paxton House raise £300 for Comic Relief

Paxton House have raised £300 for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2021 by completing a series of sponsored walks around their home in Borrowash.


The people supported at the Potens’ service in Derby decided to support the annual charity day by completing a series of sponsored walks between Monday 15th March and Red Nose Day on Friday 19th March.


Staff member Hannah Gormley explains: “Throughout the five days all the people we support went out walking in Borrowash and Ockbrook to keep adding the miles onto the total. Support Worker, Becky Wynne-Newbold, designed a chart for them to record the miles, and by Friday they had walked a total of 66 miles, that’s the equivalent of walking from Paxton House all the way to Wakefield!”


Photo left to right:  Matthew, Eva, Ada and Gareth who live at Paxton House.

The team set themselves a target of £100 and with the help of family, friends and colleagues they have smashed this amount; raising a whopping £300, with donations still coming in!


Hannah adds: “The people we support and all the staff would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us and helped raise such an amazing amount for so many good causes supported by Comic Relief.”


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