Michael goes round and round for charity

Sixty-nine year old Michael was supported by Housing Officer, Erika Hulbert and Housing Outreach Worker, John Bennett to fulfill a fundraising challenge.  Michael got on his tri-cycle to raise money for the NHS and the Dogs Trust and cycled 31 laps around The Oval, Oxford.  

Michael is a housing customer of Advance and lives at Kyle Court, Oxford.  Inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s efforts, Michael also wanted to do something to raise money for the NHS.  He is also a keen dog lover so any money raised will be shared with the Dogs Trust.

Michael’s balance was affected by an acquired brain injury after an accident some years ago.  He uses a wheelchair to get around the house and a tricycle for stability when out and about.  He manages with a small amount of support and is a really determined person.  He wanted to do this cycle challenge to raise money and give something back to these two organisations that are very important to him.

Erika and John both said: "Michael is an inspiration and getting to help him fulfil his fundraising challenge has reminded us what our job is all about.  During lockdown Michael was unwell and bedridden for some time.  We are amazed at how well he has done today and it was great that some of his neighbours from Kyle Court came out to cheer him on."  

If you wish to contribute to Michael's fundraising efforts his Justgiving page is https://bit.ly/33kD8lC