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School Bikes Africa Appeal 06.12.23

Carndonagh Recycling Centre is collecting bicycles, to be refurbished, for the School Bikes Africa Appeal. The bicycles should be strong and sturdy, mountain bike style, have minimum 24 wheel size and have mountain bike type tyres. Racer style bikes are not sought as part of this collection.
Cathaoirleach Cllr Martin Harley pictured with Connie Gallagher (Bryson Recycling), Fiona Kelly (Donegal County Council), Cynthia Furey and Doreen Sheridan Kennedy (Letterkenny Rotary) at the launch of the School Bikes for Africa.
Connie Gallagher, Manager of Bryson Recycling said: "We are thrilled to be supporting this worthy appeal yet again after the success it has seen in the last number of years and we look forward to a good response from around Donegal to this fantastic scheme".

Donated bicycles will be transported to Loughan House, County Cavan one of the Irish open prison centres, where they will be refurbished prior to being shipped off to Gambia.

Rotary Ireland has expanded its commitment to collecting, refurbishing and delivering unwanted bikes to school children in Africa giving them the chance of a better life and open up many more opportunities. As many must travel long distances to and from school, often in searing temperatures and doing this on foot can be difficult at best, so having a bike can make a huge change for the pupil and family alike as it can be utilised in other ways to help out their communities.
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