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Taking the leap – St Ives care home bungee jump raises £1000 for charity

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 A care home in St Ives has been celebrating 40 years in the care sector by raising £1000 for a local charity with a daring fundraiser.

Three team members from Care UK’s Field Lodge, on London Road, have taken their dedication to the fundraising to another – very high – level by choosing to do a bungee jump to raise money for Caring Together.

The fundraiser is part of a range of activities and fundraising events the team at Field Lodge hosted to mark Care UK’s 40th anniversary, with the organisation aiming to collectively raise £40,000 to give back to local communities, charities, and organisations across the country.

The bungee jump saw Field Lodge’s Lifestyle Lead, Sam Shepherd, Domestic, Sam Fanthom and Deputy Manager, Donna Johnson, plunge 160 feet from a crane at Battersea Park, London.

Speaking of the experience, Donna said: “None of us had ever done a bungee jump before, so thought this was an excellent opportunity to do something new and out there in honour of an amazing cause. I was absolutely petrified leading up to the jump, but it was an incredible experience!”

Linda Martinez, Home Manager at Field Lodge, said: “We’ve had a wonderful time celebrating Care UK’s 40th with a range of fun activities to help raise money for Caring Together– we’re especially proud of Sam, Sam and Donna for taking part in such a bold fundraiser and helping us raise such a great amount.


“Here at Field Lodge, we value the connections we have with local groups and charities around us who help provide new and exciting opportunities for the residents, so we’re always looking for ways we can give back.

“It’s been wonderful to be part of something so special and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the fundraising – especially to our brave trio!”

Field Lodge is a modern, purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and hair salon. 

For more information about Field Lodge, contact Home Manager Linda Martinez on, call 01480 499840, or visit

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London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EX

Field Lodge

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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