Bicycle Recycling Scheme reaches a landmark

Our collection of bikes for Africa reaches the landmark of over 500 bikes collected, enough to fill one shipping container!

Rotarians Bob Taylor and Jackie Wellman and a volunteer from the Re~Cycle charity with another successful collection of donated bikes

When Rotarian Jackie Wellman, ex-President of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill, started her project of collecting bicycles just over a year ago she had no idea that the scheme to re-cycle unwanted bikes for refurbishment and shipment to deserving communities in Africa would be as successful as it has been. Offers of bikes have flooded in from people all over the Southend and Rayleigh area to such an extent that, with her latest collection on 2nd August, Jackie has collected over 500 bicycles, enough for one complete shipping container.

The scheme not only benefits the communities in Africa by helping children to attend school and adults to find work but is environmentally friendly by extending the life of the bicycles.  For more information on the scheme, please go to www.re-cycle.org

Jackie is fully committed to the project and, with the help of fellow Rayleigh Mill Rotarians and the support of Rotarian Steve Gale of Steve’s Van Hire, who lends Jackie the vans for the collection, she has stated that she will continue with the collections until the donations of bikes is exhausted.

If you have a bicycle that you want to donate, please contact president@rayleighmillrotary.org.uk.

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