Agincare brothers put their best foot forward for care workers’ charity

Published: Tuesday 8th September 2020

The cancellation of this year’s Weymouth half marathon didn’t stop three brothers from the Agincare family from running the 13.1 miles and raising more than £2,500 for charity.

Simon, Adam and Will ready for half marathon

Adam and Simon Luckhurst and Will Hodder ran from Dorchester Road to Portland, via Bowleaze, on Saturday 5 September to raise £2,540 for the Care Workers’ Charity.

They were joined by (but distanced from) friends running to raise £2,800 in aid of Dorset Mind a local charity that supports with mental health challenges – in memory of Ben Porteous, who tragically took his own life in October 2018. Ben’s family met the runners before they set off.

The rescheduled Weymouth Half Marathon should have been held last Sunday. Instead, the weekend marked the end of Professional Care Workers’ Week, organised by the Care Workers’ Charity to recognise the outstanding efforts of care and support workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Luckhurst said:

“Care is in our blood – our dad founded Agincare and all three of us are part of the family business. As a company employing more than 3,500 care workers, we’ve been raising money for the Care Workers’ Charity for a while, and the three of us signed up to run for the charity in the original half marathon back in March.

“Given the dedication of care workers across the country throughout COVID-19, and the vital work of Dorset Mind, we were determined to keep our personal fund-raising commitment. Together with our friends, we’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us, the Care Workers’ Charity and Dorset Mind – every penny will make a real difference to people in need of support.”

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