Here at Quingo Scooters we’re always eager to support charities and good causes where we can. So, back in September we were over the moon to be able to loan two Quingo Mobility Scooters for use in the Maggie’s Culture Crawl Oxford walk.
Maggie’s is a charity which offers support to those affected by cancer and their families. It has Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Therapists and Psychologists on hand to give a range of specialised support. Maggie’s also have centres up and down the country, and provide a much needed welcoming and calm space.
Maggie’s Culture Crawls are a yearly initiative to raise vital money that helps to keep the centres running. They’re part night walk, part cultural adventure. They’re also great fun, taking you to different locations where you can discover some unique and fantastic sights, whilst you savour some delicious food as well. Along the way, there is also access provided to some amazing buildings in each city. With walks in major cities such as London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, Newcastle, Manchester and Swansea, you’re sure to find one near you! You can register your interest for next year’s walks here.
Maggie’s Culture Crawl Oxford
On September 23rd Maggie’s Culture Crawl came to Oxford, and was made accessible for all with the help of Quingo Scooters.
The event saw 140 people walking 8 miles across the city, stopping at special venues along the way such as The Story Museum, Magdalen College, Oxford Castle Unlocked and contemporary art gallery OVADA. The group were then entertained by local group Mim’s Belly Dancers, Wolvercote Morris Men and Short Drag Roger ‘pirate’ singers. Refreshments were also kindly provided by the likes of Simply Food to Go, Tesco and Horsebox Coffee Co.
Commenting on the Crawl, one member of the group said “It was enormously enjoyable for us all. Sea shanties on the river, belly dancers in the museum, Morris dancers in the prison, ghosts, super snacks and a very interesting walk!”
The Crawl was a magnificent success, raising £24,000 for Maggie’s Oxford centre.
Claire Marriott, Centre Head of Maggie’s Oxford, said: “As a charity, Maggie’s Oxford relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support for people with cancer and their families and friends. We’re so grateful to everyone who supported the walk, but especially those who took part and got sponsored by friends and family. £24,000 will go a long way in providing the support people need to find their way through cancer.”
The centre has been providing support for those affected by cancer across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for nearly two years. If you’d like to know more information about Maggie’s Oxford and what support they could offer you, head to its website or give the team a call on 01865 751882.
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