MILITARY veteran, Jeffrey Long completed his fund raising walk for carers at the Currergate Nursing Home in Sutton-in-Craven - at a safe social distance.

88 year old Jeffrey, who lives in Bingley, has been walking to a different care home every day as part of his ambitious nine day challenge.

Staff and residents of the family run Czajka Care Group gave Jeffery a rousing reception at its Currergate home, and also at its three more homes in Nab Wood.

Jeffrey, who has raised over £300,000 for charity over his fundraising career, raised £1,658 for The Care Workers’ Charity, a charity which provides current and former care workers with crisis grants.

Konrad Czajka, managing director of Czajka Care Group, said: “The charity has recently set up a Covid-19 Emergency Fund, to support care staff who have needed to self-isolate or shield due to the coronavirus and raised £2 million so far which is staggering achievement.

“Jeffrey’s admirable challenge is something we are all very impressed with and it was particularly special to see him complete it at our Currergate Nursing Home. He has walked over 100 miles and visited 11 homes over nine days. His determination and drive to do something for others is heart-warming and we are delighted to have been able to support him.”

Jeffrey said: “Care workers deserve more recognition for their heroic work. Every day, they make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people across the country, providing them with the dignity and support they need to live happy and contented lives. The Care Workers Charity is a fantastic organisation who support these heroes and I am honoured to raise money to support them. This challenge has been one of most ambitious I have ever embarked on.”