Jennifer’s Pedal to Paris
Care for the Carers Chief Executive Jennifer Twist is marking the charity’s 30th anniversary with a special challenge.
This August, Jennifer will be cycling from East Sussex to Paris to raise much-needed funds for carers. The ride is in memory of her father Keith Twist who died in 2016.
Jennifer says “I’ve wanted to take on a challenge for Care for the Carers for a while, so our 30th anniversary year had to be the time to go for it!
“My Dad was a carer, and he chose to support Care for the Carers through the collection at his funeral, so it seems fitting to take on this challenge in his memory. Helping to care for Dad at the end of his life gave me an insight into the challenges faced by local carers every day.
“Caring is a part of most of our lives these days, but it can be incredibly isolating, exhausting and demanding. Often when you’re caring for a loved one, your own life is on pause. We meet so many people who are really struggling – with their health, their finances, or the emotional impact of caring. Not enough carers know that there is help out there, and that they are entitled to support.
“At Care for the Carers, we’re proud to be there when local carers most need help, but there is much more to do to ensure that no-one is left to care alone. I’m taking on this challenge to do my bit in making it happen.
“Anyone who knows me will recognise that this is some distance outside my comfort zone, so it really is a big challenge! I’ll be sharing updates about the training and the journey along the way, so to hear about the highs and lows please do connect on social media – I’ll need your support to keep me going on the long road to the French capital!”
You can sponsor Jennifer by clicking the ‘Donate’ button on this fundraising page, and follow her progress on twitter: @jennifer_twist and Care for the Carers social media channels.
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