The team at Stirlings absolutely smashed their £350 fundraising target and ended up raising over £1200 over two fundraising events!

The residents and team at Stirlings Care Home in Wantage have taken part in a number of sporting activities over the past month to raise money for their very own minibus.

On Saturday 29th September, a group of over 20 residents, team-members, friends and family dug out their walking shoes to embark on the 3.6-mile walk from the home to the nearby village of Grove and back. The intrepid walkers stopped for a much-needed and well-deserved pub lunch in Grove before their return trip.

The following weekend (6th and 7th October), team Stirlings took over the foyer of Sainsbury’s in Wantage as members of the team took it in turns to cycle on static bikes with an aim of racking up 100 miles over the course of two days.

The team absolutely smashed their £350 fundraising target and ended up raising over £1200 over the two events. Not only that, the group of static cyclists ended up ‘travelling’ 400 miles on their exercise bikes over the two days; 300 more than their original 100-mile target.

Surrounded by OSJCT balloons, bunting and banners, the team was difficult to miss in the foyer of Sainsbury’s in Wantage where they had set up camp with their two bikes. Whenever energy levels dipped, the support shown by the people of Wantage kept the cyclists going: everyone involved was incredibly moved by the generosity of the public and the energising feeling of community spirit.

This support means Stirlings is a step closer to owning its own minibus. The team and residents alike look forward to being able to take regular local trips and day trips further afield.

If you couldn’t make it to the events but would still like to sponsor the team retrospectively, you can do so on Stirlings’ Just Giving page. All proceeds will go directly to the Stirlings minibus fund.