Wesley’s Sponsored Bus Ride

2018-09-11T15:09:26+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Live-in Care, Live-in Care Jobs UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

UPDATE 28/08/18

“I’ve just about recovered!

It was a fantastic day. We raised a lot of money (£745 and counting) and, more importantly, awareness of carers, young carers and some of the difficulties disabled people face when using public transport.

The only blot on a wonderful day was that the bus company had forgotten to pick me up in the morning as agreed and also the last driver wasn’t informed that they were taking me home. Consequently, the journey started a little later, approximately 05:25am and ended a little earlier approximately 23:45pm.

I was overwhelmed by the kindness of both friends and strangers. I received lots of messages and support throughout the day which really helped.

If people still want to donate, they can donate using the link https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/wes174busride  until the 24th September 2018. 

I’m already planning next year’s event, looking to go one better and do a 24 hour bus ride!”

Wesley Scott

On Thursday 23rd August 2018 our client, Wesley Scott, is going to be undertaking a gruelling 20 hour bus ride for charity.

Wesley will be riding the 174 bus route (Dagenham / Marsh Way) from the first bus at 5am to the last bus at approximately 1am.

That’s 20 hours on a bus to raise money for Young Carers of Barking & Dagenham where he has been volunteering on and off for about 16 years. Now that he’s moved back to the borough he volunteers for them at least 2 days a week.

“When I was growing up my Mum was my full-time carer and she didn’t often know where to go for information, advice and support. I also felt that it was unfair on my twin brother that he didn’t have a place to go to have a break from his caring responsibilities.

I really think that the work that Young Carers does is invaluable to so many people hence why I have decided to do something a little bit unusual to help raise money for the Young Carers and a newer minibus which is so fundamental in helping the organisation deliver its aims.”

As a wheelchair user, Wesley will be using this opportunity to highlight some of the difficulties faced by disabled people and their carers when using public transport.

At some point during the day both the Driver Communications Manager for TfL and some of the Barking & Dagenham Young Carers will be joining him. You can even come and watch him on his epic journey as the route passes the headquarters of Carers of Barking and Dagenham (at 334 Heathway).

But what he would really like is your support and for you to sponsor him.

“I passionately believe that everybody has value; we just need to find out what that value is and work with it.”

Wesley Scott
Wesley ScottChristies Care Client
“I’m a 34 year old man who has, since birth, had Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy. As a result of my impairment I need to use an electric wheelchair on a full time basis to enable me to maintain independent mobility. I also require 24 hour care support to enable me to live independently.

Having the support from Christies Care is really important to me because not only does it allow me to live safely and independently it allows me to do more than just exist.

It has enabled me to achieve my aspirations and live a full and active life.”

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7 Comments

  1. Freddy July 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    This is great, and a good cause too – family carers, especially younger carers, need so much support and help and do such a fantastic job.

  2. John July 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Well done Wesley! There are many people who agree with you and support you in what you are doing. Best of luck!

  3. Tracy Lindeque July 28, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Well Done Wesley. Sounds a very worthwhile cause and am more than happy to donate. Good Luck with the bus ride, hope it gets lots of publicity and raises plenty of dollar x

  4. Isabella July 30, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Go Wesley!!! Well done!! You are supporting very important cause and putting well deserved spotlight on young carers. They do amazing job, however they often don’t get recognition and help they need. Good luck!

  5. Emma July 31, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Well done Wesley! I really hope all goes well on the day and you get the support and donations this charity deserves. Well done also for all the volunteer work you have been doing for them! Good luck!

  6. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Good Stuff Wesley, I certainly wouldn’t want to spend 2 hours on a bus let alone 20 so I admire what you are doing to raise money for this worthy charity.

  7. Shaunna August 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Go Wesley! Great cause and great idea to raise money. Well done you.

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