Your old bike can make a difference
CHILDERS Rotarians are looking to repeat a successful international support program carried out in 2012, when the club collected, restored and transported a container load of used bicycles to the Solomon Islands.
Solbikes organiser Don Grant said Childers Rotary Club was being asked to undertake the program again, after the first one enriched the lives of many Solomon Islanders.
“It was worth the effort involved to be able to deliver the bikes to Munda in the Solomons and to distribute them to villagers and help with their transport needs,” he said.
“A nurse who had to walk 45 minutes morning and night to work proudly took possession of a donated bike and was able to travel the distance in 15 minutes.
“We have the support of Rotary Australian Overseas Aid Fund, which will meet the transport costs, and we are now engaged in collecting bikes and bicycle parts to send to the Solomons,” he said.
Anyone with a bike they no longer require, no matter the condition, can drop it off to Mr Grant at 12 Taylor St or arrange for collection by phoning 0417 782 784.
Bundaberg bikes can be delivered to the Bicycle Centre, at Shop 4, 36 Barolin St, or phone Liam on 4154 4318.
GOOD DEED: Former Rotary president Wayne Say with some of the bikes and parts that were collected from Bundaberg and Childers.