Red-lipped poppies stand and burn, the hedges are aglow;
The daisies climb the windy hills, till all grow white like snow.
England’s Fields – Lloyd Roberts
The Care Workers Charity are a vital part of Social Care across the UK. Their incredible work has supported thousands of carers in dire situations over the past decade. We have been partners with the CWC for several years. And we remain committed to promote and support their work wherever we can.
This Professional Care Workers Week we wanted to go a step further than we have before and so we joined the Peak District Trek. Admittedly we may have underestimated how many more steps we’d signed ourselves up for!
The trek took us over 25km of beautiful, if deceptively steep, Derbyshire hills. We set off as a large group with all of the other participants at 9:30 in the morning. However, it didn’t take long for us to break up into smaller groups. The more enthusiastic participants sped ahead while those of us less familiar with the trials of orienteering took our time. Five on a Bike were also there to take photos and record interviews with people as they made their way along the trail. Interviews in which we would become increasingly red faced as the journey progressed.
There was plenty to see as we made our way along the trail. We ventured over beautiful rolling hills, catching our breath as they unfurled across the valley around us, before plunging into the woods for a snaking route down the other side.
We walked along old paths hidden in the hedgerows, climbed over crooked stiles and even dashed across a dam! All the while chatting amongst ourselves and casting wistful glances at the country houses nestled amongst nature.
In total over our trek we each completed 35,000-ish steps, burnt 2300 calories, and climbed 101 flights of stairs for over 600m of elevation gained throughout the journey. Not too bad for a group of office workers!
We are very proud that our team managed to raise £430 through the Trek and table quiz. CarePlanner will graciously match this amount, bringing our total raised for The Care Workers Charity to £860. All in all Professional Care Workers Week 2022 has been an incredible success and we can’t wait for next year!
The Care Workers Charity
The Care Workers Charity is a vital support for carers across the UK. Winter is coming and with it rising fuel and energy costs that apply further pressure on a workforce that is still reeling from the heights of COVID while preparing for another season of increased cases. Any support you can give the CWC will be felt directly by a frontline carer and helps them to continue supporting the most vulnerable members of our society. Further information on the CWC’s services and how you can donate to them are found here.