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The Hogsback Chapter take patients and family members out for a ride in the sunshine!

26th May 2023


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Patients, family members, and staff, enjoyed a ride in the sunshine on Harley-Davidson motorbikes and trikes, courtesy of the Hogsback Chapter from Guildford. The chapter rode down to our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester, earlier this week, to kindly offer this experience.

Tricia really enjoyed the ride “I’m 74 and it was my first time ever on the back of a motorbike. It was exhilarating, I loved it! Thank you so much.”

Doreen also had a great time “I loved everything about it, the wind in your face and your hair, I think the huge smile I have says it all! I last went on a bike 60 years a go and I was terrified then, but this was different, it was super!

Dave Hardcastle, Secretary for the Hogsback Chapter, led the ride down to Dorchester, he said “We have a number of links to Weldmar including my brother-in-law who was a doctor here. A lot of people from the chapter who are here this year were also here last year because they appreciate the feeling you get putting a smile on someone’s face, and that makes it all worthwhile. The weather is perfect and we get to see the seaside, what more could you ask, it has been a fantastic day.”

Jenny Wood, Patient and Family Support Lead at Weldmar, knows how much everyone looks forward to the annual visit, and said “We are so grateful to our friends from the Hogsback Chapter, who have so generously given their time this week, to spread some serious smiles! Our patients and family members inspire me on a daily basis, but it has been so lovely to see people stepping out of their comfort zones, and achieve something they never thought they would. Seventeen Harley Davidson’s arriving at the Inpatient Unit was certainly an experience we won’t forget for a while! And those who went for a spin all came back beaming from ear to ear. Huge thanks to the Hogsback Chapter for their kindness and generosity. What a great day!”

To find out more about the Hogsback Chapter take a look at their website.

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