Cycling Without Age Trafford

by Haylea Rudge in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

We did it
On 19th March 2018 we successfully raised £3,291 with 120 supporters in 56 days

Raising funds to purchase a trishaw for the benefit of the whole community, particularly those vulnerable members, here in Trafford

by Haylea Rudge in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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2nd place in the Cycling Without Age

Who we are

We are a voluntary community group based in Trafford, England who are part of the global initiative Cycling Without Age. Founded in Copenhagen in 2012, Cycling Without Age brings generations closer together by sharing experiences by bike and is now in over 1000 Care Homes in 30 countries worldwide. The specially designed Trishaws allows local volunteers to visit local care and senior citizen facilities around the community and offer residents an opportunity to be a passenger on the Trishaw. 

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I first heard about Cycling Without Age while watching Pride of Britain Awards, this galvanised me to pair my love of volunteering and cycling. Since November 2017, I have worked with another affiliated member, Kate Elliott, to recruit volunteer colleagues to help us spread the word.  We are raising funds to buy a tri-shaw which will be used to take elderly local residents and other isolated people out in our local community. 

Our Team

Douglas Mawson, Kate Elliott and Haylea Rudge,

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Why is this important? 

Too often when our senior citizens become confined to their own homes or reside in Care Homes, they lack the freedom to get outdoors and explore the world around them. This project allows them to do just that, engage with passers by, take in the fresh air and environment, and generally feel like part of society again.

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How can we make this happen?

This project is entirely (literally and subjectively) driven by the volunteers who donate their time to Cycling Without Age. In order for them to be able to do this, we need to have a Trishaw which is the absolute fundamental principle behind the project. 

We cycle slowly, we share our stories and we build relationships across generations. Bringing all this together helps to make society as a whole better and more resilient. 

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How you can help

Please Consider donating to our project. Together we can start improving the lives of local people in Trafford. You will be helping so many elderly and isolated people get out and about. Togethor we can build many new relationships within our community.

Alongside raising the funding for our trishaws we also seek volunteer pilots, helpers and businesses who can help spread awareness of our exciting project. Together we can make a difference.

Rewards 

Our ability to deliver the rewards is reliant on raising £7000, we will not be able to deliver rewards or begin helping elderly people feel wind through their hair until the Tri-shaw is bought.  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

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Priority Boarding Voucher

As this is a voluntary service and free to the users, donors may wish to receive 2 priority boarding vouchers for you and a local relative or friend to have a ride in the rickshaw. Please email cwatrafford@gmail.com to receive updates about the rickshaw and to discuss when you would like to board the rickshaw.

£100 or more

Priority Pilots Voucher

As this is a voluntary service free to the user, donors may wish to receive a priority pilots experience and be one of the first pilots to give the joy of cycling without age. This will include one priority boarding voucher. Please email cwatrafford@gmail.com to receive updates about the rickshaw and to discuss when you would like to take a trip in the rickshaw.

£1,000 or more

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Sponsorship Logo

Sponsorship of a Trishaw with your name/your organisations logo displayed on the side of the bike. This is our most rewarding incentive, knowing that you have played a highly significant role in changing the lives of others. Please email cwatrafford@gmail.com to receive updates about the rickshaw.

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