A bike is something most of us took for granted growing up. But to impoverished families in countries like Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Cambodia, Pakistan, a bike is a lifeline – it can save lives, create jobs and enable an education.
Bikes4Life recycles and restores discarded bikes, destined for landfill, and packs them into shipping containers, sending them off to impoverished regions for distribution.
Bikes4Life was founded almost a decade ago by filmmaker Ebony Butler – she initially went to Uganda to film a documentary and was so moved by the experience she wanted to make a difference. Since then Bikes4Life has sent thousands of bikes over to impoverished regions worldwide and also to indigenous communities in Cape York.
We need a new home
Sadly we can no longer afford the lease on our Cremorne workshop and are looking for new premises to operate and continue our work. We’re urgently on the hunt for a new home, somewhere we can store bikes and fix them up on weekends, ready to send to those in need.
It would be a shame to halt our work, just when things are ramping up and our partnership with World Vision is underway.
Any media assistance to help us find a new warehouse would be very much appreciated!
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Bikes 4 Life ambassadors Tottie Goldsmith and/or Vince Colosimo are available this week for a photo opp at our existing Melbourne warehouse, or by phone, to talk about our urgent need for a new warehouse and the work we do.
Help us pack bikes for Malawi this weekend
We’re now working with World Vision – and together we have an exciting new bike project coming up in Malawi. Ambassadors Tottie Goldsmith and Vince Colosimo are helping with this weekend’s bike pack, and we need your help. We need volunteers to come and help us pack bikes into a shipping container heading for Malawi in Africa. It’s a fun day and anyone can help – we need packers, runners, BBQ staff, spray painters, bike counters and more.
WHEN: Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October, 9am to 5pm
WHERE: Visa Global Logistics, 37 Toll Drive, Altona
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