Tri-bikes grant boost will help Stenhousemuir pensioners

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A mobility charity has been handed nearly £19,000 by Asda Stenhousemuir to help buy three new triobikes.

The donation from the Asda Foundation will help socially isolated older people in and around Stenhousemuir to meet others and be physically active.

Cycling Without Age allows the elderly to get back on their bikes despite limited mobility by offering free rides in specially designed trishaws.

Christine Bell, Executive Officer at Cycling Without Age Scotland said: “We are so grateful to Asda Stenhousemuir for this amazing donation.

“The three new triobikes will allow us to continue to provide free bikes rides to the elderly in our community, letting them to enjoy this childhood pastime.”

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation is a registered charity that aims to have a positive impact on local communities, making independent grants to provide support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues throughout the UK.

It funds charitable projects and activities what have the ability and potential to achieve change for the better – with the aim of making a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there, both now and in the future.

The application to the Asda Foundation by Cycling Without Age was supported by store colleagues at the Asda store at Hallam Road in Stenhousemuir.

Leigh-Anne Bridgeman, Asda Stenhousemuir’s community champion, said: “We see the Foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us.

“That’s why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved, sharing their passion and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects locally and across the UK.

“Supporting smaller, local applications such as Cycling Without Age is really important to us – and we hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Stenhousemuir.”

To find out more about the Asda Foundation, including eligibility for submitting a funding application, visit www.asdafoundation.org