We need 2 Trishaws costing £5k plus £2.5k running costs TOTAL £15 K
Our aim is to purchase 2 Trishaws to use in the Keswick Parks for both Amy’s Care Members and those in the wider community who may need help to enjoy our town and access the outdoors. Described as a “Couch with Wheels” Trishaws have been developed with the express aim of making cycling, the outdoors and “feeling the wind in your hair” a possibility for older adults with limited mobility. This type of activity has been proven to benefit the community and individuals in many ways.
The Trishaw is powered by an electrically assisted tricycle with one rear and two front wheels, allowing the bench seat. They have seat belts and full hoods and covers allowing use in all weathers and are designed for slow speed use (walking pace) We aim to recruit volunteers to pilot our Trishaws and full training will be given. Pilots and riders will be fully insured.
Recently Cumbria Community Foundation have awarded us £4000 towards the first trishaw, plus we just found out that the lovely people at Alpkit, #AlpkitFoundation #GoNicePlacesDoNiceThings have given £500 to our campaign so our new wheels are within sight. Who wants a go?
Please support this fund and help us buy our first trishaw.