Boutique Care Homes Founder Raises £5,776 for Unpaid Carers in Surrey

Boutique Care Homes is delighted to announce that our Founder and Managing Director, Ameet Kotecha, has successfully participated in the 'I'm a Director, Get Me Out of Here!' fundraising challenge, organised by Crossroads Care Surrey.

This exhilarating event, held at the prestigious Foxhills Club & Resort on Friday, June 7th, 2024, saw directors from across Surrey bravely tackle Bushtucker trials to raise essential funds for unpaid carers.

Ameet and Boutique Care Homes raised an impressive £5,776 towards the challenge, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to all our contributors for their generous support.

The ‘I’m a Director, Get Me Out of Here!’ challenge aimed to support the more than 120,000 unpaid carers in Surrey, who make up 10% of the population. These individuals devote themselves selflessly to the care of their loved ones, often at great personal sacrifice. With an ageing population, the need for support for these unsung heroes is more critical than ever.

Ameet Kotecha, who launched The Burlington in Shepperton in 2019 under the Boutique Care Homes banner, shared his motivation for participating: “Family carers are the unsung heroes of the care community, tirelessly dedicating themselves to the well-being of their loved ones, often without recognition. Boutique Care Homes stands proudly as an advocate for their invaluable support.”

Throughout the event, Ameet who was part of the pink team, demonstrated exceptional courage and determination. Highlights included winning the reptile challenge and braving a python encounter, excelling in the eating challenge with marinated pickled cabbage, and competing fiercely in the final round of archery, assault courses, and skill challenges. Despite the Blue team winning the day, Ameet was honoured as the top fundraiser, shortly before being covered in, coincidently, Boutique Care Homes’ signature green gunge.

David Annand, Fundraising Manager at Crossroads Care Surrey, celebrated the event’s success: “Now that the smell of fermented herring has passed and the green gunge been washed away, I’m delighted to share that our ‘I’m a Director, Get Me Out of Here! 2024’ fundraising event raised an amazing £25,545.06 (including gift aid) on Friday. This means that Crossroads Care Surrey can support 5 unpaid carers with life-changing weekly 3.5-hour respite breaks from caring for an entire year.”

The funds raised will significantly contribute to Crossroads Care Surrey’s mission of providing respite breaks, companionship visits, and end-of-life care for unpaid carers, including young carers.

Ameet Kotecha expressed his gratitude, stating, “It was a privilege to participate in this challenge and to contribute to such a vital cause. The dedication of unpaid carers is truly inspiring, and I am proud to support Crossroads Care Surrey in their efforts to provide the assistance and recognition these carers so richly deserve.”