The residents and team at Stirlings Care Home in Wantage are taking part in a number of sporting activities over the next few weeks to raise money for their very own minibus.

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

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

The fundraising has bolstered Team Stirlings, where team spirit is in full force. Everyone at the home has been delighted by the number of people preparing for the activities or offering sponsorship.

A minibus at Stirlings would make huge difference to residents’ lives and well-being. The home could organise regular local trips to places like the garden centre where residents have enjoyed going their whole lives, as well as providing new experiences by offering longer day trips further afield.

If you would like to join the walk on 29th September please contact Angela Lindsay on a.lindsay@osjct.co.uk, or you can show your support by coming along and cheering on the cycling team at Sainsbury’s on 6th or 7th October. If you would like to sponsor the team you can do so on Stirlings’ Just Giving page. All proceeds will go directly to the Stirlings minibus fund.