Fundraising care staff get on their bike

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dee Buckley Dee Buckley

Staff at a care group pedalled their way through a charity fundraiser.

Six staff members at Saltaire-based Czajka Care Group raised more than £500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by continuously pedalling an exercise bike for more than six hours.

The team was led by Dee Buckley, who manages the group’s community care division, providing care to people in their own homes throughout Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees.

She said: “Czajka works with a large number of Alzheimer’s sufferers and as a result we completely understand the devastating effects this disease can have so we were keen to set ourselves a challenge and show our support for Alzheimer’s Society.

“We all took turns on the bike and it was a genuine team effort that we all thoroughly enjoyed, although we were definitely aching afterwards.”

Atiq Hassan, a dementia advisor for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’re really grateful to the team from Czajka Care Group for participating in this challenge and making this donation.

“Our staff and volunteers provide both information and a wide range of services to thousands of people throughout Leeds and Bradford who are affected by dementia and this money will definitely help to make a difference in the local area.”

Czajka Care Group operates five local nursing and care homes - Fairmount nursing home, Staveley Birkleas nursing home and Brookfield residential care home, all in Nab Wood, Currergate nursing home in Steeton and Beanlands nursing home in Cross Hills, near Keighley.

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