Old Man on a Bicycle
Having a bath or a shower is a basic human need we all take for granted, unfortunately some people need a lot of help to be independant
Raising money for
Rough Lee Home
Ian Wilbur: not your average retiree…
The day that you retire from work is a big moment. So why not make it even bigger by combining a personal physical challenge with an aim to raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause?
My step-daughter, Nicola, was brain damaged at birth and suffers from cerebral palsy. She lives at Rough Lee Home in Accrington – a wonderful place with very dedicated staff. They currently have an ambitious plan improve the quality of care and support for their residents by making all of their bedrooms en-suite. This will allow disability-specific equipment to be installed for each resident, making life easier and more private for Nicola and her friends. I believe they all deserve to have the quality of life we all take for granted, and I am determined to raise as much money as I can in support of their project.
The ambition is to aim high and hopefully raise sufficient funds to complete one bathroom. Please give generously, it will keep my legs going when the going gets tough!
For the full story of how Rough Lee developed please see their story on the following link.
150 miles by bike for a bathroom
30th April 2018 is set to be a big day - not only is it my 69th birthday but I will also be (finally) retiring from work and setting off on my long commute home from Preston to Dalbeattie for the last time.
I cycled to work on my first day as an apprentice engineer aged 15, a distance of just 3 miles, and I have said for a while that I would cycle home on my last day. The 3 miles has grown into 150 and the young, fit cyclist I was has turned into someone considerably older (and a bit fatter!). Neverthless, my desire is strong, my mind is set and I’m hoping that kind donations to support Rough Lee will power me through when the body feels weak!
My intention is to drop off my computer and phone into the Preston office of Eric Wright Water Ltd on Monday 30th April and commence my journey home to Scotland. I have planned to have an overnight stop in Penrith, and hope to get home to Dalbeattie at some point on Tuesday.
The thought of all the money I am raising for such a worthy cause will certainly keep me going on what will be a physically challenging trip.
Every penny raised will make life a little easier for some very special people. Thank you so much.
Event is completed
with gift aid: £12,238.12
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