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Help Wick Rotary Club Recycle Bicycles

8th January 2013

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Do you have a bicycle you no longer need?

Then you can help some poor people in third world countries to get mobile.

Wick Rotary club are collecting old bicycles to refurbish and send off to people who can really use some help with their transport.

Rotary clubs across Scotland and the rest of UK collect bikes and donate them to the Jole Rider Charity so they can be refurbished and shipped to communities across Africa to help children and families. So far more than 10,000 bikes have been sent to children in West Africa and there is a demand for even more.

Many African children live in remote communities a long way from their nearest school. Without transport their only way to get an education is to walk, often many miles, in searing heat. A bicycle can make a major difference for children, their families and whole communities.

A recycled bicycle from Britain can help an African child get to school on time, arrive alert instead of exhausted, remain in school longer for extra lessons, stay safe by travelling home in daylight and reach higher academic achievement

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