Inmates to refurbish bikes for Africa

Rotary charity scheme could be rolled out across borough

Inmates to refurbish bikes for Africa

Magilligan Prison inmates are teaming up with the Rotary Club to send bikes to Africa.

Peter Winter

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THE local council is to explore the possibility of extending borough-wide a scheme that sees unwanted bikes repaired by inmates of Magilligan Prison and sent on to children in Africa.

The ‘School Bikes Africa’ initiative is operated by Rotary International.

The charity's Limavady branch has approached the council about installing a container to collect unwanted bicycles from local families at the town's recycle centre.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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