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The Bike Project

Dear [[firstname]],

As the largest team in this year’s Aberdovey Bike Ride the club are very proud to report that our riders have raised over £9,000 for Compton Care.

If you’re clearing out your garage this summer here’s a great opportunity to put your old bike to good use and help the club continue its charitable work.

The Bike Project, take in second hand bikes, refurbish them and donate them to refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK.

Having fled persecution and atrocity in their country of origin, a lot of refugees arrive in the UK with absolutely nothing and having to navigate the complex asylum process on just £37 per week. A bus pass in Birmingham costs £18 per week, so a bike helps access to food banks, legal advice, healthcare, education and much more. For those lucky enough to receive official refugee status, it can also help them find work.

The Bike Project need your help to make that happen! Have you got a bike that’s been sitting in your garage for a long time that you no longer use? Or perhaps that the kids have long grown out of? Could you bring it along to the club and drop off at the rear of the indoor tennis courts between 9th and 12th August? We accept bikes of all shapes and sizes - as long as the frame of the bike isn’t cracked, dented or snapped in two. For example:
- Kids bikes and trikes (all sizes)
- Adult bikes (all sizes)
o Hybrids
o Mountain Bikes
o Road Bikes
o Vintage Bikes
o Shopping/ city bikes
o BMX bikes
o Folding bikes

Since 2013, The Bike Project in London have given away over 5,000 bikes to refugees from dozens of countries including Syria, Eritrea and Albania. We have now set up a workshop for the first time in the West Midlands (in Balsall Heath, Birmingham), meaning we can help a whole new community of refugees and already over 150 have signed up, hoping to receive a bike from us!

Bikes can be dropped off to the rear of the indoor courts from Friday 9th to Monday 12th August. They will be collected at 2pm on Monday 12th August. Further information is attached.

Keep healthy, play sport and make friends,
Marc Hughes
Operations Manager
Welfare & Safeguarding Officer
Jnr Coaches Cup 29th September
Staffs Tennis Champs 25th to 31st August

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