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Secondhand Uniform & Bicycle Service Shed

by Nolan OConnor in London, England, United Kingdom

Secondhand Uniform & Bicycle Service Shed
We did it
On 12th April 2022 we successfully raised £4,545 ( + est. £183.75 Gift Aid ) with 60 supporters in 42 days

Our aim is to re-sell/recycle 14,000 school uniforms and maintain over 2,000 bicycles at one of the largest primary schools in west London

by Nolan OConnor in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With extra support, we will be able to kit our bicycle repair shop out with a wider range of replacement parts allowing more bikes to be repair at no cost to low income families.


Fielding Primary School is located in West London and has over 1,000 attending from a cross section of backgrounds and communities.

Unbelievably, over 14,000 school uniforms will have been purchased during the last five years in just this primary school alone. And up to 2,150 bikes will likely be used to get many children to/from school and other places in their local area. That’s potentially a lot of landfill when items like this grow to be too small or become broken - and we want to change that.

With this crowdfunding project, we aim to build dedicated and co-located Second Hand Uniform and Bike Repair shops that:

  •  Recycle outgrown uniforms and provide them at a fraction of the cost of traditional suppliers ensuring low income families can take advantage of the scheme
  • Promotes active and environmentally friendly travel to/from school and a healthier lifestyle for pupils and families alike
  • Promote active travel to/from schools and a healthier lifestyle for pupils and families alike
  • Ensure bicycles don't end up in a state of disrepair and educate bike users on regular maintenance techniques
  • Support those families whom have lost jobs during Covid whilst also kickstarting volunteering work to promote active cycling (something that was restricted previously).

Rewards:  Make sure you check out the rewards for your pledges.  They include vouchers towards Frog Bikes and eBikes - with the aim of encouraging more children to cycle to school - now that active travel has more focus for the mind and body since Covid-19. We also have Fruit Clocks to give away - yes a digital clock that is powered by fruit alone!

The costs will cover laying a concrete base, building of a dual structure to house both clothing shop and bicycle repair shop.  It will also include the cost of building shelves, supplying storage boxes along with kitting out the bicycle repair area with the relevant material to get the project up and running. Below is the building we are planning to construct.

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The shop will open regularly and will be managed by able and willing volunteers who are already desperate to get this initiative up and running.  Below is the type of set up that we are looking to achieve when it comes to the style of shelving and servicing.

Thank you for interest.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£50 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£50 eBike Voucher

If you pledge £50 then you'll receive a £50 voucher to use off any eBike /Electric Bike supplied by J'aimeBike in Brentford. Terms & Conditions apply (including one voucher per person)

£5 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Fruit Clock

For every donation of £5 we'll provide a Fruit Clock. Discover the science of batteries by powering a clock with just a lemon (or any other fruit/vegetables. It's an intriguing kit for science projects to work out which fruits power the clock for longer (days or weeks). This kit retails at £5.99. Suitable for children aged 5 and above.

£10 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£10 Reward Voucher

If you pledge £10 then you'll receive a £10 voucher to use off any eBike /Electric Bike supplied by J'aimeBike in Brentford. Terms & Conditions apply (including one voucher per person)

£20 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£20 Voucher

If you pledge £20 then you'll receive a £20 voucher to use off any Frog Bike supplied by J'aimeBike in Brentford. Terms & Conditions apply (including one voucher per person)

£25 or more

7 of 25 claimed

Free Fielding Coffee Mug

Pledge £20 and you'll receive a free Fielding Primary School branded coffee mug.

£100 or more

0 of 30 claimed

£100 Reward

If you pledge £100 then you'll receive a £100 voucher to use off any eBike /Electric Bike supplied by J'aimeBike in Brentford. Terms & Conditions apply (including one voucher per person)

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