Three Peaks Challenge Archive


Mecca Bingo Kingstanding

About the group

We are 3 team members from the Mecca bingo in kingstanding Birmingham. We are looking to challenge ourselves on the 3 peaks for the Carers trust. Martin is the general manager, Robyn is a Team leader and Victoria is a Team member. We enjoy laughing and joking and are music taste varies from Mcfly and busted to classical music! I will let you guess who likes what.

Our fundraising page.

Fundraising for Carers trust

The role of a carer

What is a Carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Each carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.

The causes of someone taking on caring responsibilities are varied but can include:
Serious physical illness
Long-term physical disability
Long-term neurological conditions
Mental health problems
Dementia
Addiction
Learning difficulties

The duties of a carer

Just as the reasons why someone becomes a carer vary greatly, the variety of tasks that a carer fulfils is diverse. They can include the following duties:
Practical household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing up, ironing, paying bills and financial management.
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, lifting, administering medication and collecting prescriptions.
Emotional support such as listening, offering advice and friendship.

Although the distinction is often made between a full-time or part-time carer, there is not a minimum time requirement or age restriction that “qualifies” someone as being more or less of a carer.

Someone in their seventies who cares 24/7 for their spouse with severe dementia is a carer. A teenager who offers emotional support and helps to keep the household running as and when the fluctuating nature of their parent’s mental health requires it — is also a carer. The two situations are very different. Both are individual examples of the 7 million carers in the UK today.

Homepage of Carers trust.

Challenge registration number: 93027

This challenge took place on Thursday, 23 July, 2015.

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Mecca Bingo Kingstanding | National Three Peaks Challenge

About the ​ National Three Peaks Challenge

The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.

Participants

  • Martin Carrigan
  • Victoria Rose Greaves
  • Robyn Moscrop