Last year we had a number of staff who work in heritage Care who completed the London Nightrider Event in support of our learning disability services.
This year we have a colleague in our Community Options, mental health services who is completing the ride to support our horticulture project that operates in the Bromley area.
Please see below for the message from Joanne about her motivation for taking part in the event to raise funds.
As Joanne points out any donation no matter how small will help to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
“I plan to cycle 100km in the Nightrider London event on the 8th of June to raise funds for Heritage Care to support the Branching Out team. The work they do is amazing. I am raising funds to enable the volunteer team to continue building a community horticulture workshop space to support mental wellbeing in the community. People with mental illness, learning difficulties, physical health issues and dementia will benefit from therapeutic horticulture workshops which gives them the opportunity to learn new skills, connect to others and engage in meaningful activity. I hope to raise £300 to enable the team to purchase seeds, bulbs, clothing and gardening equipment for the project.
This kind of project is close to my heart as it is a lifeline for many who, like my father, are prevented from working due to poor health but want to give back to their community. In my Just Giving photo (see below) you will see Sad Bear. Sad Bear was special to my father and helped him during the years of dementia and ill health. Sad Bear will be completing the 100km ride with me in his memory.
Donations can be made via my just giving fund raising page.
Thank you for any small contribution you can make. It all counts.