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FUNDRAISER: Chorleywood charity and The Bike Project joined forces during  bike drop-off event

 Published on: 9th May 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bakes and bikes were the co-stars of a recent joint venture between The Bike Project in Sarratt and Mission EmployAble, which raised money for both charities.

The Bike Project, which restores donated bicycles for recently arrived refugees in the UK, held a bike drop-off on Sarratt Green on the morning of Saturday, April 17 and invited Chorleywood charity Mission EmployAble to help man the adjoining pop-up cake stall. 

Perhaps helped by the glorious sunshine, the event was very well supported, with a record 114 bikes being donated and £366 raised by the cake stall, which was split equally between the two charities. 

Erica Bendall, head of fund-raising for Mission EmployAble said: ‘This is a wonderful example of two organisations working together on a project, which raised awareness of both causes and was fun to do. 

‘Most visitors were interested to hear about both charities and several asked how they could get involved further.’ 

Sarratt resident Flo Garvey who is a fund-raiser for The Bike Project said: ‘To get so many bikes donated was terrific, because new refugees to this country will use them to find work.’

Picture credit Erica Bendall

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