Fit Feb

As we say goodbye to February I thought it would be nice to reflect on the tremendous effort everyone has put into Fit Feb. We have raised over £1000!!!! – but it is not to late to donate.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

Because of the lockdown the idea was to no only exercise physically but also to mentally exercise as I’m sure we have all struggled to come to terms with the implications of not being able to do things we would normally or not see our nearest and dearest.

We have continued to receive support and wishes of good luck during this time including a message from Jack the Lad (Zoe’s brother in law). Thank you Jack for taking the time x

Our friends at Head Active joined us for this challenge and really gave it 100%! – Here are some words from a few.

I’ve loved being part of the Fit Feb challenge.. making sure I’ve been getting at least an hour of exercise a day, whether it be a relaxing walk, a boot camp or full on run.!!

So pleased that we’ve been raising money for St Barnabas as a great charity close to my heart since losing my friend to cancer last month.

Keep donating and let’s help exceed the target raised..

Jordan, Carly, Samantha & Sarah

“Thank you to Joyce for the games, really enjoyed joining in & wearing the big t-shirt, it was very nice thank you & a lot of fun & a jolly good idea for fundraising”

A resident of Valerie Manor thanking Joyce (Carer) for Coordinating the Fit Feb Activities

February has seen us once again raise funds for our friends at St Barnabas House.

Residents, staff (and their families) have been joined in fundraising by Head Active members and they have sent us some amazing images! – Click on them to enlarge.

A huge well done to everyone that has taken part – it’s not to late to take part – please see our Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

A message from Zoe…..

5 more days to go team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active!

We are currently at £965 for this special charity, St Barnabas House in Worthing. We can’t thank everyone enough for taking part and to everyone who has donated so far.

I’m sure we can make it over the £1000 by the end of Sunday!

I have loved seeing staff and residents take part and it has really motivated me. Jordan from Head Active has said “if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got – It’s been great to have a new focus and different challenge as well as raise awareness and money for a great cause”

 On a personal note it has been invaluable for me working with Head Active since last year for not only my physical but mental wellbeing as well – a special group of people with a great ethos and support network so I see many similarities to Valerie – Thank you to Team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active loved this joint challenge!

 Keep the photos coming team!

Zoe Fry

Fit Feb – Update

February has seen us once again raise funds for our friends at St Barnabas House.

Residents, staff (and their families) have been joined in fundraising by Head Active members and they have sent us some amazing images! – Click on them to enlarge.

A huge well done to everyone that has taken part – it’s not to late to take part – please see our Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

A message from Zoe…..

5 more days to go team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active!

We are currently at £965 for this special charity, St Barnabas House in Worthing. We can’t thank everyone enough for taking part and to everyone who has donated so far.

I’m sure we can make it over the £1000 by the end of Sunday!

I have loved seeing staff and residents take part and it has really motivated me. Jordan from Head Active has said “if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got – It’s been great to have a new focus and different challenge as well as raise awareness and money for a great cause”

 On a personal note it has been invaluable for me working with Head Active since last year for not only my physical but mental wellbeing as well – a special group of people with a great ethos and support network so I see many similarities to Valerie – Thank you to Team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active loved this joint challenge!

 Keep the photos coming team!

Zoe Fry

Fit Feb for St Barnabas House.

Valerie Manor and Head Active have done an amazing job already nearly two weeks into the Fit Feb challenge by raising £725 for St Barnabas. It would be lovely to get to £1000 by the 14th February halfway! As you can see our residents are also thoroughly enjoying the challenge too!  Please click on the link below to donate to this great cause……..thank you!

Have you planned your Fit Feb activity?

Why not join us?

https://www.justgiving.com/fundr…/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

South Downs Trek!!

14560113_1046337508797807_6211724301982432206_o img_0021We entered a team into the trek walking 21 miles across the beautiful South Downs, consisting of myself, Catherine Henderson and her husband Andrew, and Mike Slator and his wife Sarah from our local pharmacy.

Valerie Manor have been raising money for St Barnabas House for six years now, so far raising an incredible £7,656.09.

This was a real challenge for all of us. I’ve never walked 21 miles before. The bottom of my legs really hurt  but it was very enjoyable and we had a lovely day for it!

St Barnabas support not only our residents, but the staff as well, through difficult times. We do a lot of end of life care at Valerie Manor so we’re glad for the support from St Barnabas.

There is still time if you would like to support us following our Trek by following the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Valerie-Manor-StBarnabas