Seniors wheelchair bike (Exeter Villa) Pedaling Age Away

For: Exeter villa
Exeter, ON, Canada
Organizer: Shirleyann Hockley
Seniors wheelchair bike (Exeter Villa) Pedaling Age Away (Exeter villa)
$170
of $1,000 goal.
Raised by 8 donors
17% Complete

The Story


I have a super huge surprise announcement !!

I recieved a call from an anonymous donor who pledged  the full amount of the bike .. We will be purchasing the bike in the upcoming weeks .. Im overwhelmed !! Thankyou everyone for your support !!! I cannot wait to let the home know.. Stay tuned until the spring this fabulous donor and myself will be presenting the bike to the residents ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Im still keeping the youcaring open for donations of helments and saftey gear Thankyou 

Shirley Hockley ❤

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 18, 2017

Posted on October 18, 2017

Exeter Villa employee fundraises for wheelchair bike

NEWS 09:00 AM by Scott Nixon Exeter Times-AdvocateExeter Villa employee Shirley Hockley has successfully raised money for a new wheelchair bike that will be presented to the Villa in the spring.EXETER — Thanks to the initiatives of an employee, and a generous anonymous donation, Exeter Villa residents will soon be able to enjoy the use of a seniors wheelchair bike out in the community.Exeter’s Shirley Hockley, who started working as a housekeeper at the Exeter Villa in August, said she quickly fell in love with all the residents and wanted to do something unique to help them be mobile and spend more time outdoors. She saw a video for ‘The Duet Wheelchair Bike,’ which is essentially the back half of a bicycle attached to a wheelchair, allowing a person in the wheelchair to be driven around. The wheelchair portion of the bike also detaches.Hockley started a ‘You Caring’ crowdfunding initiative in September to raise money to buy a wheelchair bike, but to her shock, someone contacted her and offered to pay for the full amount of the bike, an act of generosity that left Hockley feeling “ecstatic, overwhelmed, shocked and humbled.” For now, the person has chosen to remain anonymous, but will be revealed in the spring when the new wheelchair bike is presented to Exeter Villa. In the meantime, Hockley will continue to fundraise for accessories such as helmets and sunglasses. She would like to raise $1,000, and anything beyond that will be donated to the Villa for activities.With the wheelchair bike, Hockley said Villa residents can be taken to community events, and she said she hopes it will give them a sense of freedom and will make them feel young again. Once the bike is donated to the Villa, she said family members, staff and volunteers will be able to take residents out. Hockley said the Villa needs more volunteers, and she is hopeful the wheelchair bike will attract them.Story continues belowHockley said residents are excited and happy about the wheelchair bike and are looking forward to its arrival in the spring.“I’m super excited about it,” she said. “I can’t wait.”Hockey said her initiative has received tremendous support from the community and she may fundraise for another wheelchair bike next year.In the meantime, anyone interested in donating for items such as helmets and sunglasses can visitEXETER — Thanks to the initiatives of an employee, and a generous anonymous donation, Exeter Villa residents will soon be able to enjoy the use of a seniors wheelchair bike out in the community.Exeter’s Shirley Hockley, who started working as a housekeeper at the Exeter Villa in August, said she quickly fell in love with all the residents and wanted to do something unique to help them be mobile and spend more time outdoors. She saw a video for ‘The Duet Wheelchair Bike,’ which is essentially the back half of a bicycle attached to a wheelchair, allowing a person in the wheelchair to be driven around. The wheelchair portion of the bike also detaches.Story continues belowHockley started a ‘You Caring’ crowdfunding initiative in September to raise money to buy a wheelchair bike, but to her shock, someone contacted her and offered to pay for the full amount of the bike, an act of generosity that left Hockley feeling “ecstatic, overwhelmed, shocked and humbled.” For now, the person has chosen to remain anonymous, but will be revealed in the spring when the new wheelchair bike is presented to Exeter Villa. In the meantime, Hockley will continue to fundraise for accessories such as helmets and sunglasses.  She would like to raise $1,000, and anything beyond that will be donated to the Villa for activities.With the wheelchair bike, Hockley said Villa residents can be taken to community events, and she said she hopes it will give them a sense of freedom and will make them feel young again. Once the bike is donated to the Villa, she said family members, staff and volunteers will be able to take residents out. Hockley said the Villa needs more volunteers, and she is hopeful the wheelchair bike will attract them.Hockley said residents are excited and happy about the wheelchair bike and are looking forward to its arrival in the spring.“I’m super excited about it,” she said. “I can’t wait.”Hockey said her initiative has received tremendous support from the community and she may fundraise for another wheelchair bike next year.In the meantime, anyone interested in donating for items such as helmets and sunglasses can visit youcaring.com/exetervilla-949127 or contact Hockley directly at [email protected]. You can also visit the Pedaling Away Age Facebook page.      

by Scott Nixon

Scott Nixon is the editor of the Exeter Times-Advocate.


Posted on October 18, 2017

Posted on October 18, 2017

https://www.southwesternontario.ca/news-story/7609996-exeter-villa-employee-fundraises-for-wheelchair-bike/


Posted on October 5, 2017

Posted on October 5, 2017

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=284878565364002&id=278065262711999

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