REN­NIE GROVE HOSPICE CARE

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

On your marks, get set, go!

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