Pick up a recycled bicycle or vacuum cleaner at the charity shop, what a good idea. Repairing and restoring bicycles and vacuums so they avoid landfill, and have a new life, better still they are available at very good prices through participating charity shops.
Recycle Your Cycle (www.recycleyourcycle.org.uk), is a social enterprise working with the prison service to refurbish, bicycles and vacuum cleaners and then sell these through the charity sector enabling charities to raise funds for their particular cause. We have set-up workshops at 7 prisons, HMP Hewell, HMP Wandsworth, HMP Cardiff, HMP Stocken (Midlands), HMP Nottingham, HMP & YOI Swinfen and HMP Liverpool. In these workshops, prisoners are trained in bicycle and vacuum cleaner repair and refurbishment, this helps with their rehabilitation and hopefully enables them to find employment upon their release. The charities then get the benefit of a quality refurbished product that they can sell at a good profit.
We currently work with over 30 different UK charities and looking for more charity partners with retail outlets who are interested in selling refurbished bicycles and vacuum cleaners to raise additional funds. We are contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0845 456 2338
Current charity partners.
Acorns Children’s Hospice St Barnabas House Hospice
Ashgate Hospice St Christopher’s Hospice
Claire House Children’s Hospice St Elizabeth Hospice
Demelza Hospice care St Helena Hospice
Ellenor Hospice St Nicholas Hospice
Emmaus Norwich Springhill Hospice
Greenwich & Bexley Hospice Shakespeare Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice Wandsworth Oasis
Isabel Hospice Weston Hospicecare
JAMI Willen Hospice
Katharine House Hospice Wirral St Johns Hospice
Kirkwood Hospice White Rose – Nottingham
Lakelands Hospice Primrose Hospice
Marie Curie Pilgrims Hospice
Martlets Hospice Pembridge Palliative Care Centre
Naomi House Hospice St Ann’s Hospice
Noah’s Ark Hospice St Andrews Hospice
Norfolk Hospice Quaker Social Action
Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group