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Closed 16/12/2016

raised of £250 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £150 to pay for fuel/tunnel tickets to get a team of bike mechanics to Calais for a weekend, to fix up a bunch of bikes for Help Refugees.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 16th December 2016

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    The charity has put out the call for bike mechanics to come help sort out a load of bikes donated at their Calais warehouse:

    From Rose, their logistics manager:


    We have approximately 40 bikes in need of repair and a handful of kids bikes. Currently they are broken and taking up much needed space in our warehouse which we would love to use for goods such as tents and bedding to be sent out to meet immediate demand.

    Once fixed the bikes will be used in one of two ways:

    1) Directly to the refugee community as appropriate, focusing on many who have been resettled in a university scheme in Lille.

    2) Indirectly: To long term volunteers who live here in Calais and are the pillars that keep this operation working. The majority of us live in static caravans 5 miles from the warehouse, bikes are great for independent transport and thinking space before and after long days helping out


    That's the story. These funds will pay for the last-minute channel tunnel ticket for the MPV carrying people and tools/spares, plus diesel. Not glamorous I know, but you'll be helping get hands on bikes in Calais, within the refugee community in France, and by extension making their and the lives of the amazing Help Refugees volunteers much easier / more productive.

    Any leftover cash will go into a longer-term pot to fund a permanent workshop setup.

    We are also after donations of mudguards, rear racks, panniers and AA/AAA-powered lights - please contact Mike @tweetymike if you are near London / Hampshire and can donate.



    • Mike Stead8 years ago
      Mike Stead

      Mike Stead

      8 years ago

      Thanks to everyone who's donated so far - including an off-grid £75 from Pete! AMAZING, Thanks Pete! Let's see if we can hit £250 before tomorrow lunchtime! I have to stand in a freezing warehouse for two days. All you have to do is click a few buttons :-)

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    • Papa D

      Papa D

      Dec 11, 2016

      Great work. I hear job done to high standard. Value laden - well done!!! Here's to your safe return.


    • Ranty Highwayman

      Ranty Highwayman

      Dec 11, 2016

      Excellent plan, I hope it goes well.


    • David Wilcox

      David Wilcox

      Dec 9, 2016

      Jolly well done


    • Elmer Zinkhann

      Elmer Zinkhann

      Dec 9, 2016

      Good work and good luck!


    • Alex Brett

      Alex Brett

      Dec 7, 2016

      Great work.


    • Eric Ludlow

      Eric Ludlow

      Dec 6, 2016

      Bikes are above politics - happy to help get the wheels turning.


    • Howard Gees

      Howard Gees

      Dec 6, 2016


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    Mike Stead

    Mike Stead

    London, United Kingdom

    I'm a Husband, Dad, Real-Ale-snob, bike mechanic and IT manager, in that order.

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