Last updated: 12.29pm, Friday 28th April 2017
One of our own care home workers is swapping the Wirral for America, where she will participate in an organised bike tour to raise money for a UK armed forces charity.
Cath Wagner, 62, one of our lovely care assistants and her retired husband Eddie, 60, have both volunteered to travel across the pond to support Bike Tour for the Wounded.
The charity supports both serving members and veterans of the armed forces – whether they are wounded, sick, or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The charity gives a serviceman, servicewoman or veteran the opportunity to be taken on a phenomenal tour of the ‘Wild West’ as a pillion passenger.
Cath and Eddie will be taking it in turns riding a Harley Davidson motorbike and will not know who their passenger is until they meet up with tour organisers. Whoever is not riding the bike will follow in a support car.
Members of the charity find the bike tours challenging mentally and physically, and extremely beneficial to their rehabilitation process. Bike Tour for the Wounded has so far taken more than 250 servicemen and women to America on the tour.
Cath commented: “My husband is a keen biker and part of the bike club – Vulcan Riders – and has been keen to do the bike tour for a few years. We are both very excited about this trip and to be helping such a worthwhile charity.”
“We will both be riding the bike at various time throughout the tour and whoever is not riding will be travelling in the support vehicle and offering encouragement to the participants. We saw this as an excellent cause and a great opportunity to help someone along their rehabilitation journey, whilst raising funds and awareness for the charity. It will be a special trip for all involved.”
Cath and Eddie’s big adventure will take place on 20th May and will last for 10 days. It will commence in Nevada, travelling through Arizona, New Mexico and finishing off in Colorado.
Our home manager Liza Millington said: “We are so proud of our colleague and friend Cath, and her husband.”