Since July we have been running Lazy Sundays taking place on the first Sunday of each month from 10am until 1:30pm. This is an opportunity for anyone in the community to come down to the unit, have a chat with us and have a look at what we do. It’s also an important social occasion, a chance to get out of the house at the weekend and hang out with people. The jukebox is on, people come down in classic cars or with motorbikes, there's tea, coffee and bacon rolls served with a smile. It's a great morning and worth getting up on a Sunday for.
Lazy Sundays have been growing in popularity since they began. More and more people are visiting us with their classic cars or motorbikes and we are serving ever more cups of tea and bacon rolls. We’ve had visitors from all over the local area, including groups like the Blue Ridge Runners https://www.facebook.com/groups/1114986275185530/
Last month we were even visited by the local community police officer who was really interested in our project and how we are supporting people in our community.
This coming weekend, Sunday 6th October, we shall be welcoming some very special visitors from slightly further afield. Amelia and Amanda who are Driving Daisy Minor
Driving Daisy Minor
Earlier this year Amanda and Amelia, mother and daughter, decided to undertake a road trip from their home in Norfolk to Scotland to raise funds for us here at Rusty Road 2 Recovery. They made the journey in Daisy their 1970 Morris Minor 1000. In Scotland, their aim was to follow the North Coast 500. This is a scenic route allowing you to see the very best of scenery of the coastal areas in Scotland. While on their trip they visited lots of places and met many people where they were able to raise awareness for our cause whilst fundraising for us as they went. Mental health awareness is a cause close to their hearts and they have continued to support us by raising awareness of us, as well as funds, during the summer at classic car shows and meets.
We are incredibly gratefully to Amelia and Amanda for their continuing efforts and are looking forward to welcoming them (and Daisy!) to Rusty Road 2 Recovery this Sunday. They are making the trip from Norfolk especially to see us and to hand over a cheque for the money they raised. You can also look out for a more extensive blogpost about their efforts coming soon.
On Sunday 6th October you can also meet the family from Round the UK On A Tenner A Day https://www.facebook.com/roundtheukonatenneraday/
While Amanda and Amelia were on their road trip they met a family who are making their own road trip for a charitable cause. Dave, Jem, Gracie, Evan and Irys set themselves the challenge of travelling around the UK coastline living on only a tenner a day. They are making the journey in Mo, their 1968 Morris Traveller campervan and set off at the end of April this year. They decided to make this journey to raise money and awareness for youth development and sail training charity CatZero. http://catzero.org/
So, this Sunday morning between 10am and 1:30pm. What will you be doing? Yes, you'll be coming down to Rusty Road 2 Recovery to meet us, see the work we do, meet our visitors, check out some cars and bikes, and have a cuppa and a bacon roll. Did I mention we also have a jukebox?