3K For Kershaws!
When we found out about Dr Kershaw's "Corporate Challenge", we knew here at Home Instead Oldham & Saddleworth that we had to get involved!
At the start of the challenge we were given £30 by the hospice, and we have to turn it into as much money as we can to raise funds for their £2 million extension.
Bobbie Harvey, Home Instead's Business Development Manager, knew they had to do something "different" and came up with the idea of bringing a stationery bike into the office and cycling 3000 kilometers! Bobbie says "I knew we had to pick a distance using the "30" figure (Dr Kershaw's are celebrating their 30th birthday this year) but I knew 30 and 300 was too small a challenge, so I just added another 0 on the end! I think the team thought I was mad when I suggested 3000 kilometers, but everyone has embraced the challenge and its going great!"
At the time of writing there have been over 30 different cyclists on the bike and a distance of over 1100 kilometers have been covered. Bobbie says "We left Uppermill on 1st July 2019 and are currently cycling through France. We hope to get to our destination of Rabat in Morocco in September" cyclists include team members, their families and even a client! Bobbie goes on to say "we even had someone visit the office to enquire about working with us and they very kindly did 6 kilometers before they left!"
We are hoping to raise £1000 for Dr Kershaw's, and have so far have raised over £300 by way of a raffle - using the £30 given to us at the start of the challenge to buy a raffle prize, with other prizes being donated by local businesses. We are hoping to reach Morocco (3000 kilometers from Uppermill) before the end of the challenge on Friday 27th September 2019.
If you would like to help us reach our target of £1000 please donate on our Just Giving Page here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hisc3kforkershaws and if you are feeling energetic, why not pop into the office and jump on the bike - your help will be greatly appreciated!
Watch out for our update on this website at the end of August.