School Bikes Africa
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
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.