About Us News 'The Extra Mile' Poem We are excited to publish another entry from our care worker writing competition. This poem was submitted by Rebecca Skermer from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and provides a touching account of what it means to work in care. Thank you for sharing it with us, Rebecca! The Extra Mile I go the extra mile To see that extra smile I go out of my way To make somebody's day I go the extra mile for the person who cannot walk I go the extra mile for the person unable to talk No time to eat my lunch today No time to use the toilet But I’m putting a smile on the face of another And would not want to spoil it I care because I want to, I don’t do it for the money. I get paid for being caring, Not for kicking a ball or trying to be funny ‘Ten thousand steps a day’, they say But I’ll go another mile I'll keep on walking, running For caring is truly my style . Help us raise awareness of The Care Workers Charity, become a volunteer Champion!