Congratulations to our Winner of the 2017 Lb for £ Challenge for 2017

It only seemed a short time ago that Hutchinson Care Homes took part in the 2016 lb for £ challenge but here we go again.

Our challenge commenced week commencing 23th January and finished week commencing 17th April with our celebration event on Thurs 19th June. This challenge ran over 12 weeks and the challenge was to loss lb or more every week, which then is converted to £s.

This is organised by Business in the community and supported by Public Health Agency and Westfield Health. Four of our seven homes took part, Clonlee Nursing Home, Massereene Manor Nursing Home,  Clareview and Ballyclare. Each home had a champion who helped deliver the programme to the staff,  ran the weigh in sessions, advised on the support they would have to give to participants and how to record and monitor information. Training packs were given to participants to help them focus on different areas each week eg nutrition, exercise etc. The £ for lb challenge is not just about making an impact on the health and wellbeing of our employees. Each organisation was asked to match the lb of weight lost by their employees with a donation of £1 to a charity of their choice.

Final results were as follows – Clonlee Nursing Home 31lbs, Masserene Manor 77lbs, Clareview Nursing Home 39lbs, Ballyclare Nursing Home 49lbs…..that’s a staggering 196lbs lost during the challenge now converted to £196 to donate to our chosen charity.

Each staff member paid £1 for weigh in and the biggest loser got the reward. Lisa Smyth Care Assistant at Masserene Manor had the biggest loss in the organisation of 19.8lbs and was the winner of the ‘Biggest Loser challenge’ within the £ for lb challenge.

Well done to everyone who took part.