Improving the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged residents in Congleton
Feeling the wind in your hair and breathing the outside air is a marvellous feeling and makes you feel good. It’s great for your health and wellbeing. Sadly this experience is not available to those who are not easily able to leave the four walls of their accommodation. We want to change that. We want to give the disadvantaged folks of Congleton an experience that will make them feel better while possibly taking them to the shops or a medical appointment.
By providing a rickshaw service to these folks, free of charge, run by volunteers we can help those less fortunate than ourselves. We could perhaps just take them for a ride to see parts of Congleton that they used to know and love. Or perhaps new parts that they have heard about but not been able to see for themselves.
Some of us drive for the Communicare charity in Congleton taking people to their medical appointments and we love to hear their stories of old Congleton, about their younger days and their families.
Before we can make this happen, we do need the funds to purchase and run a rickshaw. We are looking for partnerships, sponsors and donations that will cover the initial capital and running costs such as insurance, maintenance and storage.
To purchase and store a rickshaw we need funding. The cost of a rickshaw is £10,000 and our running costs include insurance and storage.
We are not trailblazers for this idea, an excellent scheme is already up and running in Bury St Edmunds https://www.bserickshaw.org.uk/
Active Travel Congleton is a Community Interest Company and has over 50 supporters of whom 10 are very active.
If you can help or would like more information then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ant Bolding on 07734 509739
If you would like to donate to our project please complete the form below or donate directly (saves transaction fee), our BACS Account number: 18026925 Sort code: 60 83 71 or send a cheque made payable to Active Travel Congleton and send it to Active Travel Congleton, 7 Manor Close, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 3LB.
Please help us give people who experience limited mobility and / social isolation that “wind in your hair” experience that many elderly and disabled people are unable to get. The Congleton Rickshaw Project enables anyone to enjoy fresh air and conversation while being driven around Congleton in a rickshaw free of charge.
We need to raise £12,000 to purchase a Rickshaw so that we can take those folks who are stuck indoors around Congleton for some fresh air and conversation. Please press the button below to support the Congleton Rickshaw Project