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Paul Carpenter, of HC-One plans an honourable 100 miles in 100 hours challenge to benefit heroes!

Date of article: 06 February 2014

Paul Carpenter, Hospitality Specialist at HC-One is planning a 100 miles in 100 hours challenge to honour soldiers both past and present, and also support industry colleagues within the care sector who may be facing difficult times.

Paul was a Welfare Officer during 2010-2011 where he worked closely with the Royal British Legion to support Soldiers with a variety of welfare issues. Since retiring from the service in 2011, Paul has continued to support veterans and serving Soldiers and their families.

Paul said: “Since 1999 I have been raising funds for the Army Benevolent Fund (the ABF), which is a Soldiers’ Charity who provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need. At the recent Great British Care Awards, I heard about The Care Workers Charity. I plan a ‘challenge’ event most years and it only seemed fit that this year I should raise funds for The Care Workers Charity too.’

Nearly two million selfless individuals work in the care sector, some of whom care for patients who lived through World War One. The Care Workers Charity; the rainy day fund for everyday heroes, is there for care professionals when life takes a turn for the worse, and can provide the financial support needed to help weather the storm.

Andrea Astle of the rainy day fund said: “We were thrilled to hear of Paul’s 100 miles in 100 hours challenge, and are encouraging everyone to visit his just giving page to make a donation. We rely heavily on the support we receive from the care sector to continue our work, and we wish Paul every success in this huge challenge!”

Paul’s challenge takes on a 25 mile route per day, starting at the Cenotaph in Penistone to Barnsley police station – where he is based as a Special Constable. On the final day of his challenge he will lay a wreath at the cenotaph in Barnsley town centre on behalf of HC-One, the ABF, and the Care Workers Charity.

For further information on taking on your own challenge for The Care Workers Charity visit Email;, or call Andrea on 01625 828 145.

The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund continue to provide the upmost discretion to all those who have applied for support from the fund. We are sincerely grateful to all grant recipients who have allowed us to share their story, where applicable names have been changed to maintain anonymity.

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