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Hymers College partners The Avenues Bicycle Project

The project was running out of space for its bicycle donations when Hymers College stepped in

Posted by Hannah Vickers | January 18, 2017 | School life

Hymers College is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with The Avenues Bicycle Project by offering the schools grounds and facilities to support their 2017 bicycle appeal.

The Avenues Bicycle Project launched their 2017 appeal on Monday 9th January. Their project team recycles bicycles for the benefit of children, young people and adults in both Hull and its partner city, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Hymers has quite literally come to our rescue just when we thought we were going to have to hang up our cycling helmets and call it a day - Chris Jarrell, The Avenues Bike Project co-ordinator

Chris Jarrell, The Avenues Bike Project co-ordinator, says “Hymers has quite literally come to our rescue just when we thought we were going to have to hang up our cycling helmets and call it a day. The Headmaster’s offer of storage space for our bicycles has secured the charity’s medium- to long-term future, meaning we can continue to support the schoolchildren in Sierra Leone.”

Hymers College Headmaster, David Elstone, commented “It is a great pleasure to provide storage space for the bikes in order for such a wonderful project to continue to run, allowing us to give back to more than one community. We are thrilled at the prospect of building a relationship with The Avenues Bicycle project.”

The Avenues Bicycle Project is now in its sixth year and has sent over 2,400 bikes to West Africa since 2011. If you have an unwanted bike, spare parts or bike tools, you can donate to the project by calling 07715 307 942 or emailing avenuesbicycleproject@gmail.com.

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