Care workers at Henley Manor Care Home on Mill Lane commenced a 100-mile cycle challenge today on a static bike to raise funds for Dementia Oxfordshire.
Over nine care workers have taken part in the challenge to raise funds for the partnership between Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts and Young Dementia UK which provides specialist funds freely available to people living with dementia and their families who live in the area.
Customer Relationship Manager at Henley Manor Care Home, Charlotte Bennett said, “The reason that we’re doing the challenge is because before lockdown, Dementia Oxfordshire used the home as a venue to host dementia clinics where they provided much needed support and advice to those people either living with dementia or caring for someone who has dementia. Due to the current restrictions, these clinics had to stop so we wanted to support the charity in a different way and thought the cycling challenge would be something fun for both the team and residents to be involved with, whilst raising money at the same time.”
So far, the team have cycled 89 miles and have raised £300 out of their £400 target.
For further information and to support, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/henleymanor100milecycle