On Wednesday 14th December, the team from Cycling Without Age Stockton on tees were at Grays Road Institute for Young At Heart ULO CIC’s Big Sing for Christmas for people living with dementia and their carers. Trixie was originally going to offer attendees rides around the local area while live streaming the singing from the event. However, the incredibly cold temperatures and treacherous road conditions, we instead parked Trixie inside the main hall right next to the Christmas tree decorated with homemade decorations from local school children.
Santa Claus arrived just in time for the start of the event and, after wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, he sat comfortably in Trixie for the duration of the sing-a-long, which you can watch again at https://youtu.be/-X5GTTMU_yU. At the end of the session, all attendees were invited to sit with Santa Claus in the trishaw for a festive Polaroid Instant photograph and to receive a Christmas gift directly from the man himself. The process was slow but well worth it as those who attended left with a huge smile on their face and an unexpected surprise.
We would like to thank our friends at the Tees Riders MCC for organising for Santa to be present at the event. Also Trish, Beth, Neil and Chris for their 5-star festive and party-themed entertainment. Next, thanks to everyone who attended the event and waited patiently for their meeting with Santa Claus and for their gifts and photographs. Lastly, Young At Heart ULO CIC for inviting Trixie along to this fantastic, heartwarming event and working with us to offer a safe Trishaw experience in the cold winter weather.