Weʼre raising £3,000 to keep MCF recycling, reducing reoffending and rebuilding lives by replacing our broken-down van!
- Our prison and community bike maintenance workshops are located across England.
- Social welfare
- Time left
- 50 days to go
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Margaret Carey Foundation (MCF) :: Recycling, reducing offending, rebuilding lives
Our van is three years old and has done nearly 600 miles every week, picking up bikes from landfills, taking them to prisons in remote places where the bikes can be refurbished, then collected refurbished bikes and delivering them to people in need.
Reliable transport is important for all organisations but for MCF it is simply crucial: being able to supply prison sites is fundamental to our day to day operations, as is getting refurbished bikes from the prison down to community projects for bike sales or donations. Our trainees in prison want a meaningful way to spend their time, and more local communities are learning the value of recycling, and car free lifestyles.
But the van has come to the end of its working life, and – amongst other things – now needs expensive repairs to the gear box. A week or two off road could mean that bike supplies dry up, trainees have nothing to work on, and the shop has nothing to sell. It would bring the organisation to a standstill.
That’s why we’re appealing to you, to help fund a new van, and get MCF back on the road!
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Dec 1, 2016
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Nov 29, 2016
Britain needs more bikes, among other things
Nov 29, 2016
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Our prison and community bike maintenance workshops are located across England.
At MCF we collect bikes which would otherwise go to landfill refurbish in our prison workshops, or in one of our three community bike projects in Bradford and Manchester. Most of the bikes get donated to partner projects in the UK and abroad. Some get sold at affordable prices.