RENNIE GROVE HOSPICE CARE
SOUTH Bucks Hospice is urging cyclists to snap up cheap bikes to help patients with lifelimiting illnesses.
The team at the High Heavens and Aston Clinton reuse shops is refurbishing pre-loved bikes of all styles and sizes to inspire our community to get active over the school holidays.
The charity, currently building a multi-million pound Community Hospice in Totteridge, High Wycombe, works in partnership with FCC Environment and Buckinghamshire County Council to ensure fewer items are sent to landfill.
The bikes are repaired at HM Young Offenders’ Institute in Aylesbury, where about ten prisoners work five days a week to fix them em and prepare them for resale.
The renovated bikes go on to be sold to keen cyclists, children learning to ride or anyone looking for a fun way to keep fit.
Peter Nicholls, the hospice’s area re-use manager, said: “The refurbished bikes we sell are a great quality product at a cheaper price, with all the money raised going towards improving the hospice and our services.
Cycling is also a great way to exercise with the children over the summer holidays. Come and find a bike just for you and get pedalling.”
Jo Woolf, CEO of the Hospice, said: “I am so impressed with the commitment given by everyone involved in this project. I am heartened to see how this scheme not only benefits our patients but also helps the young prisoners who work so hard on this project.”
You can find refurbished bikes perfect for you and your family at the High Heavens and Aston Clinton reuse sites or contact the South Bucks Hospice fundraising team on 01494 464 045 to find out more.
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