Charity cycle ride for Omega chatterbox action against loneliness – 28 September 2014

Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Active & Supportive Communities, Home Page | 0 comments

Urban Bikes UK and Travel Shropshire are running a fundraising family-friendly cycle ride on Sunday September 28th in aid of Omega Chatterbox Action against Loneliness. Chatterbox is an expanding telephone befriending service, supporting socially isolated people throughout the West Midlands. The flexible Service offers companionship and information to anyone who feels lonely in their own home.

Taking place as part of Love Your Bike Month, this relaxed, traffic-free 15 mile route is suitable for all (please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult). The event will be led by trained ride leaders from Shropshire Council and Urban Bikes UK. Riders should assemble at 9:15am at Shrewsbury Sports Village (Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ) ready for a prompt 10:00am start. Entry is £3 per rider or £5 for families. All proceeds will benefit Chatterbox. The ride will include a lunch stop; cyclists should bring their own refreshments.

To confirm your interest or find out more, contact Omega; call 0845 259 3163 or email If you would like to join this event but don’t have a serviceable cycle, you can hire one from Urban Bikes; call 07828 638 132 or email You can also support Chatterbox by sponsoring one of our nominated riders. Just contact Omega to pledge your donation.

Beneficiaries of the Chatterbox telephone befriending service, managed by Shrewsbury-based charity Omega care for life, receive confidential one-to-one support from carefully selected volunteers. The Service is aimed at family carers, former carers, the bereaved, the socially isolated and people at risk of becoming socially isolated; especially the frail-elderly. The project has already received investment from several sources including Wolverhampton City Council, Wolves Aid (Wolves Community Trust), Sandwell Metropolitan Council, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Waitrose, Asda, Turner Peachey, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, social fundraising, other commercial sponsorship, and many public donations.

Omega Chairperson, Dr Teresa Griffin, expressed her thanks to Chatterbox supporters at Urban Bikes and Travel Shropshire, and to the many enthusiastic local cyclists who continue to help Omega to share the caring. If you think you have the qualities needed to become an Omega Chatterbox telephone befriender, please contact Omega care for life to find out more. You can also contact us to register to access the Chatterbox service, and to discover more about the range of support available from Omega and our delivery partners.

Omega care for life

Phone: 0845 259 3163




Freepost RSGB-CYBY-HSCX, Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX



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