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  • Andy Robson

Proud to support Recyke y'bike

We're really pleased to have been able to help Recyke y'bike with their project to train and support volunteers to refurbish unwanted bikes. The volunteers will all be local, young people or people seeking asylum who will get the opportunity to learn new skills, gain accredited qualifications and contribute to Recyke y'bike's objectives of providing environmental and health benefits.

Sara Newson from Recyke y'bike told us "We are delighted that the Wellbank Foundation has seen the value in Recyke y'bike's work and chosen to fund our supported volunteers project. This funding means that we'll be able to continue to support people who are seeking asylum and want to volunteer whilst their claim is being processed. As people seeking asylum are prevented from working, volunteering enables them to make a contribution whilst making new friends, processing traumatic events and beginning to rebuild their lives. For young people, supported volunteering gives them the opportunity to gain key skills for work and life. They learn the mechanical skills required to fix a bike but also how to effectively communicate, negotiate and work with others as part of a team. For young people who are struggling in formal education, volunteering provides an alternative pathway to employment. The funding from the Wellbank Foundation will make a real tangible difference to the quality of people's lives."

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