One of Chaseley’s wonderful Support Workers, Jackie Turner, is running 100k across the South Downs, from Arundel to Eastbourne on Sunday 29th May and raising money for the charity. Jackie has worked in care for over 30 years and has been a part of the Chaseley team for the last 7.

Jackie tells us “I am hoping to raise enough money to purchase an interactive digital activity table that can be used by all our residents. Each table costs £5,350 and I would love to be able to help raise as much money as I possibly can towards the cost of one table, so that residents like Jamie, Caz and Paula, pictured with me, can all benefit greatly.”

Interactive touch screen tables are a powerful ally in treating, and enhancing the lives of residents recovering from a stroke, or living with other advanced disabilities. They have over 1000 apps and functions and are really good for brain training, relaxation, creativity, exercise, communication, entertainment, sensory and hand eye co-ordination.

Jodie, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Chaseley shares with us “we are all so proud of Jackie and her determination to complete the UK Ultra South Downs 100k race, she really is an amazing colleague and everyone wishes her the very best of luck on the day.”

If you would like to sponsor Jackie you can here: https://givepenny.com/jackieturner_uk_ultra_south_downs_100k

The main source of Chaseley’s funding comes from residents’ fees, which cover the cost of their care package and contributes to the daily running costs of the home. Various commissioning bodies fund the majority of resident care packages and they have just 5% surplus to fund all their additional costs, including the upkeep of their beautiful building, upgrading their equipment, and to provide the extra social and recreational activities and services that enhance the comfort and well-being of their residents, which is why they rely on donations and fundraising.

Chaseley is an independent charity-owned care home located in a stunning location on Eastbourne’s seafront. It is a 55-bed home that specialises in long-term nursing and respite care for people with complex disabilities, such as Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and degenerative neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease.

Their multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and recreational activities, ensuring their person-centred approach is focused on individuals regaining as much independence as possible, so that their psychological well-being and emotional balance are maintained. In addition to this their facilities included an on-site, fully accessible gym specifically designed for people who are disabled and living in the community.

If you feel that you could support Chaseley by making them your Charity of the Year or potentially host an event on their behalf, please contact Jodie on 01323 744200 or fundraising@chaseleytrust.org.

For further information on the charity contact: Jodie Cornford, Fundraising & Marketing Manager jodiec@chaseleytrust.org Tel: 01323 744200