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.”