Your old bike can make a dif­fer­ence

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GOOD DEED: For­mer Ro­tary pres­i­dent Wayne Say with some of the bikes and parts that were col­lected from Bund­aberg and Childers.

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