A DISABLED WOMAN is set to cycle in a bid to raise money for a Romsey care home.

Wendy West, 51, who has been a resident at Fryers House in Fryers Close for a year and has cerebral palsy is set to cycle on a stationary bike to raise funds for the home.

The home currently accommodates 24 adults with physical disabilities and the ride is set to take place on July 6 in the Market Place from 9am.

Patricia Moody who is volunteer coordinator at the home said the idea for the challenge came up at one of the homes resident meetings.

She said: "A few months ago, Wendy cycled 71km over ten hours and raised £1,500.

"She is really keen to get out in to the community and she is so excited to do it which is brilliant for her well-being."

Wendy will ride a purpose built stationary bike and has been training for two hours a day in preparation for the challenge.

Patricia said: "Wendy will cycle for as long as she possibly can.

"I would encourage as many people as possible to come out and support Wendy."

While Wendy is undertaking the challenge Patricia will be there promoting "how good it is to be a volunteer for Fryers House."

Patricia who was previously a cook at the home for eight years before taking over as volunteer coordinator three months ago said: "I'm very passionate about Fryers House and I want to promote it as nobody really knows about what we do.

"Some of our residents are really poorly and it makes you grateful for how lucky you are.

"I just want to help and support our residents as much as I possibly can."

Prior to the ride Wendy said: "I am excited and I hope to raise a lot of money."

Jonathan Bailey who is the manager of Fryers House said that what Wendy is doing is "extraordinary."

He added: "It is phenomenal and she has put in a lot of hard work."

When asked about what she thought of Wendy's upcoming challenge Patricia said: "I think what she is going to do is marvellous, it's really inspirational."

Fryers House is part of the Leonard Cheshire Disability group which was founded in 1948.

For more information and to get in touch with the home contact 01794 526200.