Thank you so much to everyone who donated to this year’s 200 mile bike challenge. We smashed our £10K target and have raised over £14,300 to support our Memory Singers projects in care homes and in the community.
We waved off Oz Clarke and the 16-strong team of intrepid musicians and supporters at Warwick on their 4-day trip across the countryside.
They called in at five care homes along the route and also delivered a session with the renowned music charity Britten Pears Arts.
At Anya Court, Rugby, the team sang and played to residents and had them joining in too
“This far exceeded our expectations, the music and singing were just incredible with everyone joining in – residents, team and family members that were present.”
Sue Mitchell, Lifestyles Leader at Anya Court
Watch: Al fresco entertainment at Brampton Manor care home, Newmarket
“It had real impact on all of the ladies and gents, from tapping a foot to singing their heart out”
Harry Macdonald, Head of Lifestyle & Wellbeing at Brampton Manor Care Home, Newmarket
The audience awaits at Field Lodge care home, St Ives
“It’s so nice to be with my husband and share memories together”
Resident, Field Lodge Care Home
Participants of Britten Pears Arts’ Later Life programme enjoyed participating in Somewhere Over the Rainbow and our trademark rhythmic Mexican Baroque
An exhausted crew arrive on Aldeburgh beach
A huge thanks to Oz Clarke for leading the team in 200 miles of bottom-numbing torture
And for donating his £1000 winnings from his appearance on ITV’s The Chase Celebrity Special
It was all worth it. Watch a few highlights:
We’re especially grateful to Mr Roger Medwell MBE DL, and Paul Rivers and RE: Digital Group for their sponsorship, also to Phillips 66 & JET, Bludog, and Corratec Electric Bikes for their continued support.