Donegal County Council is delighted to support and promote the Letterkenny Rotary Club’s annual School Bikes Africa Appeal in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Bryson Recycling.
The annual appeal is being promoted this October to coincide with National Reuse month.
Bicycles suitable for refurbishing should be strong and sturdy, mountain bike style, have minimum 24” wheel size and mountain bike type tyres.
Racer style bikes are not sought as part of this collection.
Suitable bikes can be dropped off at any of the Council’s six Recycling Centres (Laghey, Dungloe, Carndonagh, Stranorlar, Letterkenny & Milford).
Rotary Ireland has expanded its commitment to collecting, refurbishing and delivering unwanted bikes to school children in Africa giving them the chance of a better life.
Many have to travel long distances to and from school on foot so having a bike is a huge help.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Liam Blaney said this is a great initiative to be involved in and it fits perfectly with the aims and ethos of Reuse month.
“We were delighted with the opportunity to continue our involvement with Rotary and this campaign, as it is such a positive one.
“We are also delighted that the collection of suitable bikes can take place all year round at the six Recycling Centres,” he said.
For information on the opening times for your local Recycling Centre visit www.donegalcoco.ie or https://www.brysonrecycling.org/donegal-recycling-centres/