West Berkshire Therapy Centre needs funding to help local residents with long Covid

Opened in April 2014 at The Frank Hutchins Hall in Thatcham, West Berkshire Therapy Centre is a specialised therapy gym for people with disabilities in west Berkshire and surrounding areas.

West Berkshire Therapy Centre has been given a fantastic double match funding opportunity from the Good Exchange to help develop a power-assisted exercise service for those affected by Long-covid. We expect over 100 such referrals this year from local doctors.

Already we have many offers of financial support, but we need more, please, to reach our target of £18,000. Please click here to support us. The first £5,000 banked on 18/19 June will be double match funded, turning your £10 into £30.

In these two days of giving we aim to raise over £18,000 to fund a service to help people with Long-covid to recover faster using our power-assisted exercise equipment and we will produce a report about the difference that power-assisted exercise can make to those with Long-covid.

To publicise what we do and to encourage donations we are holding a Cake Bake on 18th and 19th June between 10 and 3pm.

We are also using our power-assisted equipment to demonstrate how we can help people achieve things despite their limitations:

• Catherine is ‘rowing’ the equivalent of the English Channel, using our seated rower.

• Iwona is hiking the equivalent of the climb to the summit of Scafell Pike.

• Norman is ‘skiing’, power-assisted, the equivalent a Nordic championship course.

• John is ‘cycling’ a stage of the Tour de France, ‘rowing’ the University Boat Race course and ‘scaling’ the height of the world’s highest building, all power-assisted.

• Sara is swimming ‘The Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles’ (SwimTag challenge). She is using the Tadley pool because our hydrotherapy pool hasn’t been built yet!

For more information please visit westberkshiretherapycentre.org.uk or follow us on facebook.

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