Bikes for Africa appeal in
PEOPLE in Inishowen are
being encouraged to donate their old bicycles to
School Bikes for Africa.
Letterkenny Rotary Club has once again joined forces
with Donegal County Council and Bryson Recycling for
this years School Bikes for Africa campaign as part
of the national Reuse Month.
Once again households in Inishowen are being asked
to donate old and unused bicycles that can be
refurbished for use by school children in Africa
giving them the chance of a better life.
“We are once again appealing for donations of old or
unused bicycles which can be handed in at any one of
the Councils Recycling Centres including Carndonagh
and Letterkenny” says Padraig McGinty, President of
Letterkenny Rotary Club.
“This year, bikes can also be donated to any of the
Men’s Sheds projects throughout Inishowen and we are
also accepting childrens bikes as the project now
benefits younger students from the age of four”.
Padraig McGinty believes that the inclusion of bikes
for younger children will open up so many more
opportunities, as children in Africa, especially
those in rural areas, often have a very long way to
travel to get to school, perhaps even walking up to
20km a day, and often in searing temperatures too.
Launching this year’s Rotary Club
School Bikes for Africa campaign as part of Reuse
Month in association with Donegal County Council and
Bryson Recycling are Connie Gallagher, Bryson
Recycling, Padraig MacGinty, Rotary President,
Susanne Bogan, Donegal County Council with Rotary
Club member Ken Sharpe, Paddy Delap, Ena Barrett,
Hazel Russell, Sharon Black, Boyd Robinson and
To date, approximately
400 bikes have been donated from Donegal alone.
Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with the
Council believes that “this is a great initiative
and one that clearly demonstrates what we are trying
to achieve during national reuse month. Donating,
refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of
reuse and offer people a chance to save or make
money, get creative, learn a new skill and be
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