Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Alison Watson-Shields raised £40 from 3 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 11/07/2019

2%
£40
raised of £2,000 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £40 to purchase a trishaw so that we can take older people out on bike rides in the local community

    Stockton on Tees
    Funded on Thursday, 11th July 2019

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    In February 2018, Hand In Hand Activities CIC was lucky enough to be offered a loan trishaw for an afternoon so that they could offer a trishaw ride to people living with dementia around John Whitehead Park in Billingham. Even though the afternoon was marred by typical British weather, the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the volunteer trishaw pilots or members of the Young At Heart ULO dementia activity group who enjoyed short rides around the beautiful park.

    Since the event, Hand In Hand Activities CIC has been fundraising to purchase a trishaw and open a Stockton on Tees Chapter of Cycling Without Age and successfully applied for affiliation with the international organisation.

    This project is important to older and disabled people living in the Borough of Stockton on Tees because it offers a unique opportunity to explore the local community, engage with a variety of people, experience the wind in their hair. Trishaw passengers can be accompanied by a friend, family member, care professional or volunteer while the trishaw is piloted by a volunteer. This intimate experience offers opportunities for social engagement, story telling and reminiscence. It builds unique intergenerational relationships between people who might never have met and tackles social isolation in older people.

    Although a number of fundraising activities have taken place over the last 18 months, there is still a shortfall on the amount required to purchase a trishaw. We would love to be able to order the trishaw before the end of 2019 so that people living in Stockton on Tees can start experiencing these fun rides in 2020.

    Please give what you can to help to bring this fantastic experience to Stockton residents.

    Thank you for reading about our cause.

    Find out more on Facebook, Twitter, or on the website .

    Updates

    3

    • Alison Watson-Shields2 years ago
      Alison Watson-Shields

      Alison Watson-Shields

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you Anonymous

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Alison Watson-Shields2 years ago
      Alison Watson-Shields

      Alison Watson-Shields

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you Joyce!

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Alison Watson-Shields2 years ago
      Alison Watson-Shields

      Alison Watson-Shields

      2 years ago

      Thanks to those who have chosen to donate to date. We have set up a Facebook Group where we are selling clothes and accessories. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570966856367009/?ref=pages_profile_groups_tab&source_id=152838358822772

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    Alison Watson-Shields started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 6/18/2019 16.43

    Supporters

    3

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 12, 2019

      £20.00

    • Joyce Peacock

      Joyce Peacock

      Jun 11, 2019

      Hope you make your target

      £10.00

    • Alison Watson-Shields

      Alison Watson-Shields

      Jun 11, 2019

      Let's get the party started, as P!nk would say. I would love to see this project in Stockton and benefitting all of the amazing people I have the pleasure of supporting in my community work

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Alison Watson-Shields

    Alison Watson-Shields

    Stockton on Tees

    I have witnessed first hand they immeasurable joy experienced by older people as they travel on the trishaw, experience the wind in their hair and talk to people they would never have met had they stayed home. I want to bring this to people in Stockton on Tees, my hometown!

    Report this Page