Residents at Gracewell of Church Crookham will ride 1000 kilometres using the care home’s virtual bike from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. They are aiming to complete their bike ride by Christmas to raise £500 for local charity, Step by Step.
Step by Step is a Hampshire based charity that supports young people going through hard times, including homelessness. They provide accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services to empower young people and prevent homelessness.
Residents at Gracewell of Church Crookham said:
“We were all young once, it’s not fair that we don’t all get the best start in life, but it’s great that Step by Step are there to help”
Residents at the home have called themselves ‘Team GW’, and will be taking it in turns to complete parts of the bike ride.
Steven Wylie, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Church Crookham said:
“This virtual bike ride will be such a great achievement for our residents. They have had lots of fun getting involved, especially as they are able to see on screen what villages they are riding the virtual bike through.
“Step by Step is such a great local charity to support. We are hoping we can raise lots of money to help them make a real difference to young people in Hampshire. Go Team GW!