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Cygnet Hospital Taunton Get On Your Bike

Service users at Cygnet Hospital Taunton are riding out the coronavirus lockdown with a donation of four bikes from local charity, On Your Bike.

On Your Bike is a registered charity based in Taunton. Their key aim is to train and employ the socially underprivileged, ex-servicemen and long term unemployed. Their vision is to support volunteers to improve their lives and gain in employability skills. To date the charity have recycled or serviced over 3,000 bikes.

The addition of these four bikes will help add to Cygnet Hospital Taunton’s already diverse range of activities through their Active Life and other therapy programmes within the hospital grounds. The benefits of cycling to health are widely known and is proved to be hugely beneficial for mental health. Riding a bike is fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages. Service users at Cygnet Hospital Taunton will now be able to enjoy this exercise on a daily basis.

“We are so grateful to On Your Bike for their kind donation during this lockdown period. It’s not always about the donation it’s about making a difference and what On Your Bike has given us is an opportunity to change our service users’ lives and we can’t thanks Mandy and her team enough.”Stu Hooper, Active Life Lead, Cygnet Hospital Taunton

Mandy Church, General Manager at Get On Your Bike, said, “We are pleased to be able to support Cygnet Hospital Taunton as the service very much fits with our own ethos. We know only too well the benefits cycling can offer and had no hesitation in supporting Stu and his Active Life programme and we are pleased we can make a difference during lockdown.”

A huge thanks to On Your Bike for their kind donation it is very much appreciated by everyone at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

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