Budding Bradley Wiggins’ and Laura Kennys across MBi's care homes and at the HQ in Sowerby Bridge jumped on exercise bikes for a sponsored Charity Bike-a-thon.
Those participating have been sponsored for munching as many miles as possible. At the end of the week the combined distance covered will be revealed.
All money raised from the event will go to great local causes nominated by each care home.
Staff at Birchley Hall Care Home in Wigan are raising money for Dementia Cafes run by Age UK Mid Mersey; Sandycroft Nursing Home in Blackpool is raising money for Trinity Hospice in Blackpool; while Downshaw Lodge Nursing Home in Ashton-under-Lyne is raising funds for events in the home. Staff at MBi HQ have chosen the Alzheimer’s Society as their charity.
MBi Managing Director, Phil Whitaker, says: “The Charity Bike-a-thon is a great way of supporting Dementia Awareness Week and raising money for charities that are doing valuable work in their local communities.
“Our staff have embraced the event with real enthusiasm, and we’d like to thank everyone who has taken part and donated so generously.”
Alzheimer’s Society is asking people across the UK to unite against dementia by supporting Dementia Awareness Week.
The annual event aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia, which is set to be one of the 21st century’s biggest killers.
Alzheimer’s Society says recognition and knowledge about dementia remains low, with many families having to face its consequences alone.
The charity says: “We want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding, improve care and urgently ﬁnd a cure.”
Please donate what you can to the Charity Bike-a-thon:
More information about Dementia Awareness Week is available on the Alzheimer’s Society website: www.alzheimers.org.uk