Local GP tackles 15k swim to raise funds for residents at Stirlings
Residents and team members at OSJCT Stirlings are close to achieving their fundraising goal for a new minibus, thanks to the support of local GP Dr Nicky Jacobsen
Dr Jacobsen and five other swimmers will take part in a fundraising relay challenge from Rampion Wind Farm to Shoreham Beach, a distance of approximately 15km, this Friday 14 July.
Dr Jacobsen visits the care home every Thursday to care for residents. She said: “Last year I took on the Bantham Swoosh swim (6km) with District Nurse Gill, to raise money for the minibus fund at Stirlings as we were aware that this was something that was really needed for the residents to help them get out and about. We raised a massive £1700.
“This year I’ve stepped up to a bigger challenge of swimming as part of a relay team from Shoreham Windfarm to the shore (approx 15km). The other swimmers are a mixture of my friends from Didcot Barramundi Swim Club and local Wantage friends. I would love to try and raise more money for the minibus fund as it would be great to contribute to getting Stirlings one step closer to the bus.”
The care home needs to raise another £4,000 in order to achieve their overall target for the minibus. Home Manager Rebecca Mitchell said: “Nicky is an integral part of our home. She is a wonderful doctor and has a great relationship with both residents and the team. It’s nice that she’s so actively involved, and understands the importance a minibus will have in helping our residents to get out more. I take my hat off to her for undertaking this swimming challenge on our behalf!”
To donate visit the care home’s JustGiving page.