The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) will be trekking Hadrian’s Wall this autumn to raise money for crisis grants that support care workers in their hour of need.
The 13-mile trek will take place on October 1, and the charity is encouraging all care professionals to get involved and support their peers through a team-building experience.
The CWC paid out over £2.2 million worth of grants to care workers in need last year, an increase of 1,150% compared to 2019.
The charity revealed in its Impact Report for 2020 that during the pandemic 2,864 Emergency Fund Grants were awarded, with a total value of £1.98 million, while 402 crisis grants and 39 funeral grants were handed out.
As the UK looks to remove restrictions, the CWC continues to support care workers, and so far this year it has received over 2,000 applications for support from care staff.
Trek Hadrian’s Wall is sponsored by apetito and Wiltshire Farm Foods, as well as Countrywide Healthcare.