Rob gets on his bike for care home

Rob with his bikeRob with his bike
Rob with his bike
THE partner of a staff member at a care home is getting on his bike to raise funds for activities for its elderly and residents with dementia.

Rob Pemberton is set to embark on a cycling challenge of 80 kilometres a day throughout November to raise money for MHA Swallow Wood nursing care home in Mexborough, where his partner Lindsey Bruce works as an administration manager.

The challenge will be a mixture of cycling on a static and road bike, with the 80km mark being dedicated to MHA’s 80-year anniversary.

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Staff at the home on Wath Road are hoping to raise the funds for a tiny tablet interactive device designed specifically for elderly and residents with dementia to use for various activities.

Rob Pemberton and Lindsey BruceRob Pemberton and Lindsey Bruce
Rob Pemberton and Lindsey Bruce

Lindsey said: “Rob has known me for six years and that's when I started working for MHA.

“He has always wanted to do a challenge to support a cause and when I mentioned Swallow Wood, that's how the idea came about.

“I talk about work a lot and how the amenities fund supports our residents so they can go on trips and activities.

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“The tiny tablet will be a great addition to the home and will enable the activity coordinators to access more activities for residents to take part in.

“On some occasions I will be supporting Rob on his journey, more so when we are cycling outdoors.

“We are all confident that Rob will complete the challenge and hit the £500 target for the home.”

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