The fundraiser was the brainchild of 91-year-old resident John Nash, who started the bike-a-thon effort in April by cycling the first stretch of miles. Oakview Lodge residents and staff joined in over the weeks and took it in turns to travel as far as they could. John kept everyone motivated and reminded people to do a few miles each day.
The team at the care home decided to add up the distance between all of County Court’s 32 care homes across the UK which gave them their target of 1042 miles. To allow residents the opportunity to participate, the ride was be done on a stationary bike located in the care home. Oakview Lodge cares for up to 64 residents and as many as possible took part, making it a real team effort.
“Everyone has done a fantastic job, this has been a great way to bring staff and residents together and keep everyone fit throughout the lockdown,” said Home Manager, Andrew Stoner. “As a care and nursing home we work closely with our colleagues in the NHS and being located just across the road from the QEII hospital here in Welwyn we know how hard everyone is working at the moment.”
“We’ve gone over our £1000 fundraising target, so we are thrilled to have achieved that. Everyday NHS Charities give £1 million to the NHS so we wanted to do what we could to contribute”
For more information about Oakview Lodge Care & Nursing Home in Welwyn Garden City please contact Customer Relations Manager, Jennifer Clarke on 07568 128 209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.