Nick and Harriet’s 900 Mile Bike Ride

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Nick and Harriet set off from Hastoe’s offices in Hamptonwick near Kingston upon Thames yesterday. Ann was there to see them off

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Staff at Hastoe Housing Association give Nick and Harriet a superb send off. The red ribbon is cut and off they go

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Nick and Harriet set off along the river Thames. I can’t wait to see them in Sussex on 9 September

Nick and Harriet are 70 and 73 respectively and doing this to raise money for our medical centre. Please support their initiative by making a donation at http://www.mycharitypage.com/bikeride

 

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Nick and Harriet’s 900 Mile Bike Ride

Hastoe_Cycle-22

Nick and Harriet set off from Hastoe’s offices in Hamptonwick near Kingston upon Thames yesterday. Ann was there to see them off

Hastoe_Cycle-48

Staff at Hastoe Housing Association give Nick and Harriet a superb send off. The red ribbon is cut and off they go

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Nick and Harriet set off along the river Thames. I can’t wait to see them in Sussex on 9 September

Nick and Harriet are 70 and 73 respectively and doing this to raise money for our medical centre. Please support their initiative by making a donation at http://www.mycharitypage.com/bikeride

 

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Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73 embark on 900-mile charity bike ride

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Next week, former Hastoe board member, Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73, are setting off on a 21-day, 900-mile bike ride to raise money for charity.

On the bike ride, ‘Riding for Ruhanga’, Nick and Harriet will tour around 60 Hastoe housing developments, visiting residents and staff in various areas around the country to fundraise for the charity Let Them Help Themselves.

The journey kicks off at Barcombe, in Sussex, on 19 August, with a launch event at the Hastoe Hampton Wick offices on 20 August. The pair will cycle in a big loop, via Hastoe’s straw bale development in High Ongar, Essex, through Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The route then takes the couple back via Wimbish Passivhaus in Essex, Hastoe’s first Passivhaus development; through Buckinghamshire, visiting the award-winning Marsh Gibbon scheme on the way. Next stop is Wiltshire; through Somerset and Devon; back through Dorset and Wiltshire, finishing in Barcombe, Sussex.

Let Them Help Themselves supports a small African community in Ruhanga, South West Uganda, and is the charity that Hastoe has been supporting for several years, chosen by its residents. ‘Riding for Ruhanga’ will be specifically raising money for some much-needed medical equipment for the Ruhanga community.

Nick and Harriet have been busy training and testing out their brand new Garmin Edge GPS gadget in time for the big day.

For more details and donations:

www.mycharitypage.com/bikeride

http://ridingforruhanga.blogspot.co.uk

Nick Lear, former Hastoe board member, said: “When I announced my retirement from the Hastoe board after 9 years, I made a promise that I would do one last thing – as a legacy. I thought there was no better way than to raise money for Hastoe’s charity by setting off on a bike ride touring a number of its housing developments.

“Harriet and I are looking forward to this challenge and have been busy preparing and training. We are wondering how we will fare with only a couple of t-shirts each – we have to keep our luggage down or we suffer from too much weight. We would like to say thank you to those who have already supported and those who will be supporting this very worthy cause.”

Sue Chalkley, Hastoe’s Chief Executive, said: “We at Hastoe are very grateful to Nick and Harriet for taking on such an epic journey in support of our charity. We are all looking forward to following their adventure and wish them all the best. Thank you to everyone who is supporting ‘Riding for Ruhanga’.”

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For more information please contact: Leila Moss on 020 8973 0437 or lmoss@hastoe.com.

Notes to Editors

· Hastoe Housing Association Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that owns and manages over 5,000 homes in southern England for affordable housing through letting and shared ownership. Half of these homes are in rural areas. Hastoe works closely with its residents to ensure it provides sustainable homes in sustainable communities. Further information can be found at: www.hastoe.com

o We can deliver homes that people can afford

o We invest in people and communities

o We are in it for the long-term.

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Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73 embark on 900-mile charity bike ride

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Next week, former Hastoe board member, Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73, are setting off on a 21-day, 900-mile bike ride to raise money for charity.

On the bike ride, ‘Riding for Ruhanga’, Nick and Harriet will tour around 60 Hastoe housing developments, visiting residents and staff in various areas around the country to fundraise for the charity Let Them Help Themselves.

The journey kicks off at Barcombe, in Sussex, on 19 August, with a launch event at the Hastoe Hampton Wick offices on 20 August. The pair will cycle in a big loop, via Hastoe’s straw bale development in High Ongar, Essex, through Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The route then takes the couple back via Wimbish Passivhaus in Essex, Hastoe’s first Passivhaus development; through Buckinghamshire, visiting the award-winning Marsh Gibbon scheme on the way. Next stop is Wiltshire; through Somerset and Devon; back through Dorset and Wiltshire, finishing in Barcombe, Sussex.

Let Them Help Themselves supports a small African community in Ruhanga, South West Uganda, and is the charity that Hastoe has been supporting for several years, chosen by its residents. ‘Riding for Ruhanga’ will be specifically raising money for some much-needed medical equipment for the Ruhanga community.

Nick and Harriet have been busy training and testing out their brand new Garmin Edge GPS gadget in time for the big day.

For more details and donations:

www.mycharitypage.com/bikeride

http://ridingforruhanga.blogspot.co.uk

Nick Lear, former Hastoe board member, said: “When I announced my retirement from the Hastoe board after 9 years, I made a promise that I would do one last thing – as a legacy. I thought there was no better way than to raise money for Hastoe’s charity by setting off on a bike ride touring a number of its housing developments.

“Harriet and I are looking forward to this challenge and have been busy preparing and training. We are wondering how we will fare with only a couple of t-shirts each – we have to keep our luggage down or we suffer from too much weight. We would like to say thank you to those who have already supported and those who will be supporting this very worthy cause.”

Sue Chalkley, Hastoe’s Chief Executive, said: “We at Hastoe are very grateful to Nick and Harriet for taking on such an epic journey in support of our charity. We are all looking forward to following their adventure and wish them all the best. Thank you to everyone who is supporting ‘Riding for Ruhanga’.”

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For more information please contact: Leila Moss on 020 8973 0437 or lmoss@hastoe.com.

Notes to Editors

· Hastoe Housing Association Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that owns and manages over 5,000 homes in southern England for affordable housing through letting and shared ownership. Half of these homes are in rural areas. Hastoe works closely with its residents to ensure it provides sustainable homes in sustainable communities. Further information can be found at: www.hastoe.com

o We can deliver homes that people can afford

o We invest in people and communities

o We are in it for the long-term.

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Community Medical Centre Update- Photo Essay

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Back in February I was in Ruhanga and this what the community medical centre looked like. A few months on and I am amazed by the amount of work that has gone in

And here is a video clip from my visit

As you can there was an awful lot of work to do

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A few months later and the side walls are on as well as the roof and the plastering has started

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Ann- standing outside a nearly finished patients WC

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The inside is plastered

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This outside verandah will also form part of the waiting room – it is a great facility to have as folk can take shelter from the both and the sun and the rain

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One of our army of volunteers hard at work with a paint brush! What a way to spend two weeks in the sun!

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Another volunteer sealing the floor. I think he is having a whole lot of fun there!

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View from the front- scaffolding is gone- Well almost

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The foundations of the patients WC

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All the hard work has paid off- painting done!

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Yet another volunteer working on the benches for the patients waiting area

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This is Ian our chief volunteer. Ian has been instrumental in getting the plaster and paint onto the walls.

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The doors are on too and painted!

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The verandah is done too

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To support this project please consider making a donation

Community Medical Centre Update- Photo Essay

clinic

Back in February I was in Ruhanga and this what the community medical centre looked like. A few months on and I am amazed by the amount of work that has gone in

And here is a video clip from my visit

As you can there was an awful lot of work to do

DSCF9830

A few months later and the side walls are on as well as the roof and the plastering has started

DSCF9955

Ann- standing outside a nearly finished patients WC

DSCF9833

The inside is plastered

DSCF9832

This outside verandah will also form part of the waiting room – it is a great facility to have as folk can take shelter from the both and the sun and the rain

DSCF9814

One of our army of volunteers hard at work with a paint brush! What a way to spend two weeks in the sun!

DSCF9807

Another volunteer sealing the floor. I think he is having a whole lot of fun there!

DSCF9743

View from the front- scaffolding is gone- Well almost

DSCF1416

The foundations of the patients WC

1170735_419442074839170_1971041095_n

All the hard work has paid off- painting done!

1170933_419441884839189_1946410315_n

1170667_419441911505853_1523037714_n

Yet another volunteer working on the benches for the patients waiting area

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This is Ian our chief volunteer. Ian has been instrumental in getting the plaster and paint onto the walls.

1146723_419441941505850_733427394_n

The doors are on too and painted!

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The verandah is done too

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To support this project please consider making a donation

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