Aspire's Gym Bus - help us get our bus on the road

by AspireOxford in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th October 2018 we successfully raised £130 with 3 supporters in 42 days

Our new Gym Bus will take sports sessions to hundreds of disadvantaged local people, helping them to get active & change their lives

by AspireOxford in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

What's the problem?

Right now, there are thousands of people across Oxfordshire living in poverty, long-term unemployed, homeless, physically inactive, just out of prison or suffering from mental ill health. Getting active is their first crucial step to making positive life changes, and our Gym Bus will take sports activities to the people who need them most.

How can Aspire help?

Over the last 3 years, Aspire has supported over 800 disadvantaged people to get active and change their lives. We know first-hand the difference that taking part in sports will make to their life chances - and once they are ready, we can support them into employment, education or training. But there are so many more people in need, particularly in isolated rural areas, and we need your help to reach them.

What will our Gym Bus do?

Our Gym Bus will travel across Oxfordshire with a focus on isolated and deprived areas of the county where people have the most limited access to sports. We will offer activities such as boxercise, aerobics and football as well as smoothie sessions and nutritional advice. The sports sessions will be run by former Aspire clients who have come through our sports employment programme, and everyone who takes part in Gym Bus sessions will have access to wider employment or specialist support depending on their individual needs.

We have a bus, thanks to our amazing friends at Oxford Bus Company, and W Lucy Properties will generously donate the gym equipment. But we can't get our Gym Bus on the road without your help!

What will your donations achieve?

Your donations will pay for the bus exterior re-design, a consultation room inside the bus where we can meet with people and give them wider support, smoothie makers, whiteboards, boxercise & football coaching sessions. And with your help, we'll reach over 500 people who are in urgent need of help.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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A personalised thank you photo card from Aspire

We'll send you a personalised thank you photo card, signed by members of the Aspire team - a great momento for helping us get the bus on the road!

£50 or more

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Aspire tote bag

Our brand new purple Aspire tote bags are the perfect accessory to take out in style and show the world that you are supporting an amazing cause!

£100 or more

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Invitation to Gym Bus launch

Once we've hit our target, we'll get started straight away on refitting our Gym Bus ready for the road. We want you to be one of the first people to see the finished product, all ready to drive off to transform hundreds of lives.

£500 or more

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Personal thank you from Aspire's CEO

Aspire's CEO, recently named as a Finalist in the 2018 Oxfordshire Business Awards Young Business Person of the Year, will thank you for your amazing support with a personal phone call and update about the project & Aspire's wider work.

£1,000 or more

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Day out on the bus

As well as all of the above, for our major donors who give £1,000 or more we will take you out for a day on our Gym Bus so that you can see firsthand the difference your support is making. We'll also acknowledge your generous support in our annual Social Impact Report.

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