WHOOSH 2021 Fundraiser

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WHOOSH 2021 Fundraiser

Our WHOOSH riders are heading off for their annual cycling fundraiser this week raising money for two projects.

WHOOSH has been doing fundraising rides since 2003. You can find out more about the history behind WHOOSH on their dedicated website. There will also be a daily blog via the WHOOSH twitter feed here.

Details of each project is below with a link to how you can donate if you wish too.

Please pray for safety for our riders and for the projects they are fundraising for:

Our overseas charity we are supporting is the Tumaini Medical Centre. It is a health project built on the family land in rural Kenya of former staff member John Itumu.

You can watch a video which explains more below:

Donate to Tumaini Medical Centre here:

First Step Trust (FST) is our local charity for this Whoosh. They do great work helping people into work who have a history of mental health problems, or who have been in the criminal justice system or have learning disability. They believe that work is a great way to develop as a human being and for most people it is a source of self worth and self confidence especially when society thinks you aren’t up to much. They are very successful at training people and enabling people to learn various skills through their fish and chip shop in Clapham and at their 2 garages in Streatham and Woolwich.

More recently they have got more into research into novel ways to help train people including using Virtual Reality where people who are still in prison or who have severe anxiety can experience the workshop and do tasks as if they are there in person. They realise that it’s not as environmentally friendly as we might like but recognise the reality that for a lot of people with no qualifications or work experience a driving licence is a ticket to an entry level job (delivery etc). They have helped a young woman to become a driving instructor and set up her own social enterprise within the FST auspices. They will promote this through their networks and channel people coming to them through this route to learn to drive.

Donate to First Step Trust here

2021 WHOOSH Route

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