In Africa, bicycles play an essential role in supporting entrepreneurism and income generation.
Basic transport improves employment prospects, reduces the time and money spent travelling to work, enhances productivity for families and small-scale enterprise and gives people better access to markets for trading.
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The need for bicycles in Africa
Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.
In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
We’re recruiting a Community and Events Fundraising Manager. This is a part-time role and can be home-based or in Colchester at our offices. Salary: £30,000 (pro rata £18,000)
Deadline: 5pm Friday 2 October 2015.
Join an inspirational charity dedicated to changing lives in Africa through bike re-use. This is a rare opportunity to make your mark and build from scratch a Community and Events fundraising portfolio for a charity with lots of community income potential. Owing to the nature of our work we already have a cycling community enthused by what we do – we just need a gem of a fundraiser to make the most of it.
Charity raffle tickets available for purchase in 19 Halfords stores (Bishop Auckland, Coulbynewham, Cramlington, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Newgate Street, Newcastle Kingston Park, Northallerton, North Shields, Scarborough, Selby, South Shields, Stockton, Sunderland, Washington, York) until 25/09/2015. All raffle proceeds go to Re~Cycle (registered charity number: 1063570). There is one prize of a BBL Hybrid Team Medium. The winner will be drawn at random within a week of the closing date and agrees to participate in publicity relating to the draw. Information collected will be used solely for the purposes of administering the promotion. Employees of Halfords Limited and it's affiliates are not eligible. Promoter: Halfords Ltd, B98 0DE.