Our residents and staff, along with their families and friends, had a little more exercise than usual when they all took part in a static bike ride to raise money for Children in Need. The intrepid cyclists aimed to cover 50 miles in 5 hours with each rider pedalling for 10 minutes at a time.
Throughout the day, the cycling team at our nursing home were joined by a host of visitors and supporters including the Deputy Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Patrick Cunningham, who was first to take to the saddle, and pupils from St Peter’s Catholic Primary.
The cycling-filled day was enjoyed by everyone, creating an atmosphere of laughter, joy and friendship towards the goal of covering 50 miles. In the process of having all of this fun, we were able to raise an impressive £200 for Children in Need. There was even a cake sale for everyone to indulge in some delightful treats. A welcome reward for all the collective hard work of our residents, staff, friends and family!
Here’s what our Manager, Diana Hearn, had to say about this special day:
“Everyone took part in the cycling with great enthusiasm. Several of our residents managed to cycle which was a real achievement and we had wonderful support from the local community. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and the generosity of sponsors and donors, we’ve raised a marvellous amount for Children in Need… although I don’t think we’re a threat to GB’s Olympic Cycling Team yet!
“Raising money for Children in Need was something our staff and residents really wanted to do. We all had a brilliant day and supported a fantastic cause at the same time.”
Take a look below at some of the photos from the day: