Wednesday 28th March saw Shaun Barker complete an epic cycling challenge, in aid of Enham Trust.
Shaun, a resident at one of Enham Trust’s residential care homes, set himself an 8-week cycling challenge where he hoped to cycle 75 kilometres (47 miles) using an adaptable static exercise bike, the exact distance from Enham Trust all the way to his family’s home in Gosport.
Shaun managed to achieve this distance with the support of Hobbs Rehabilitation at Enham Trust in the first 6 weeks of the challenge, with his final total reaching just over a mammoth 100km! The finale saw Shaun’s friends, family and staff at Enham Trust come together to cheer him on for the last 3km of his challenge where a celebration was held for Shaun. He was even joined for the last leg of his journey by other residents of the Trust who used a similar static bike to accompany him on the final stretch.
Donations on the day had reached £517 (far surpassing his original target of £200) with further donations coming in after the event and now reaching £677! Funds raised will support the Physiotherapy Services at Enham Trust, including maintaining its accessible bike which Shaun has enjoyed cycling on.
Kerrie Morley, Fundraiser at Enham Trust said, ‘It was great to support Shaun with his cycling challenge. He has raised a fantastic amount that will provide great benefits for our clients accessing physiotherapy services. Not only that, Shaun now feels fitter and stronger than he did before taking on this amazing challenge and he is looking forward to continuing with his new-found love of cycling whenever possible’.
If you would like to support Shaun’s fantastic fundraiser, please visit his Just Giving page; www.justgiving.com/shaun-barker5
Enham Trust currently supports thousands of disabled people across the country each year in the key areas of their lives by providing housing, care, and various employment & skills opportunities to ensure each customer gains independence, choice, and control over every aspect of their lives.