Mullingar Rotary Club members at the council recycling centre in Mullingar helping withe the Bikes for Africa part, Pat Webb, president;Roger Nicholson, vice-president; John Broderick, treasurer; and Paddy Halligan, secretary.

Mullingar Rotary Club – School Bikes for Africa Scheme Part II

Mullingar Rotary Club, with the support of Westmeath County Council, the Defence Forces and Rotary Ireland, have released another container of donated bicycles to be repaired at Loughan House Open Centre in Blacklion, County Cavan.

Once made roadworthy, the bicycles will be shipped to students in Africa, who use them to get to school.

A lot of students have to walk long distances to get to school, so the bikes sent our by Rotary Ireland are a great assistance to them and improve their chances of an education.

Mullingar Rotary Club would also wish to thank all at Mulleady's recycling centre for providing the necessary facilities and all at Loughan House Open Centre for the repair work that have ensured the success of the project.

Mullingar Rotary Club said members are delighted to be involved with a number of these key stakeholders, which permits all parties to make a meaningful social and environmental contribution here locally and in Africa.

This will be one of many projects that Mullingar Rotary club hope to continue in the years ahead.

Mullingar Rotary Club would encourage the public throughout Westmeath, and beyond, to continue to donate their unwanted bicycles at the county council recycling centres.

“We very much value the continued support of Westmeath County Council and Mulleady's Recycling Centre for this project,” said a spokesperson for the club.

Roger Nicholson, Mullingar Rotary Club, helping members of the Defence Forces load bikes for transport from Mullingar to Cavan for repair.