Keep us going for longer!
In response to the current corona virus crisis, Bike for Good needs your help to safely make it through to the other side!
by Bike for Good in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Keep us going for longer!
Bike for Good needs your help.
As you may know, we are a social enterprise and charity set up to change lives through cycling. Our two Community Hubs sell refurbished bicycles to save them from landfill and give them a new owner to love. On top of that, we provide a full, enriching community outreach programme, teaching individuals, schools, and community groups how to ride a bike, and the many amazing benefits of cycling.
As of Monday 16th March, we had to send all our office-based staff home, cancel all our events, and suspend all of our community outreach work. We are now running our shops on skeleton staff, as many have had to go home due to underlying health conditions. We need our workshops to remain open as long as possible, because the people of Glasgow need us now more than ever.
Bikes are the best way to get around during this pandemic. You don’t have to be in close proximity to anyone else (unlike public transport), and cycling is a fantastic way to boost your immune system and physical fitness.
We are heavily reliant on the income from both our shops, and our Business-to-Business services to keep us going. The social enterprise side of our charity pays our rent, provides us spaces to teach community mechanical classes and Fix Your Own Bike sessions, and pays the wages for all our wonderful mechanics. All our B2B services are now cancelled, we can’t run any teaching, and we simply aren’t making enough money.
The situation currently is being monitored day-by-day, and we don’t know what is going to happen to us if we are forced to shut down completely.
It would break our hearts not to come out the other side of this alive and well. There is no telling the financial havoc this pandemic will have on our beloved charity.
A variety of incentives are listed that we would love to offer you, to redeem in our shops once we are (hopefully) back to business as usual. Anything you donate will go towards supporting us to keep going: for the staff, volunteers, and community that depend on us.
We understand this is a horrendous and uncertain time for everyone, and financial hardship is all around us. If you could spare even a fiver to keep us going, we could never thank you enough.
Peace and love, and take care of each other.
Team Bike for Good.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.