Derbyshire care home resident's sponsored walk for Ashgate Hospice

A determined care home resident will walk one kilometre this month to raise money for Ashgate Hospice.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 2:24 pm

Joanne Hardy, aged 48, was born with Hydrocephalus, commonly known as Water on the Brain as well as Spina Bifida.

She has learning difficulties, is a wheelchair user, suffers chronic headaches, balance issues and has had multiple operations on her brain.

Jo lives in Morton Grange Care Home, in Alfreton, following the death of her mum, Dot a few years ago in Ashgate Hospice.

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Sue Kirwan, of the activities team at Morton Grange said: “Walking a kilometre over a four week period is a real challenge for Jo but her dogged determination is sure to see her through. She is due to complete the challenge on her birthday, March 17.”

Jo, who wants to raise £500, has been in lockdown for a year, most of it being confined to her bedroom. She is being allowed to walk along the corridor for her challenge.

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