Recycled Cycles for Chernobyl Charity at Community College

Katelyn Brennan trying out one of the donated bicycles while promoting the Castleisland Community College campaign to collect unwanted models for a Chernobyl charity. Included are: Teacher, Doreen Killington with: AnnMarie Callaghan and Gemma Burke, Castleisland; Julianne Murphy, Farranfore; Siobhán O’Donoghue, Cordal and Kyle O’Connor, Ballymacelligott. ©Photograph: John Reidy

A team at Castleisland Community College has put out an appeal for unwanted, unused bicycles that are taking up space in people’s garages at home.

Orphanages and Families

Children of Chernobyl Foundation Ireland is hoping to send over bicycles to orphanages and families in the Chernobyl region.

The school has offered to help out the charity as it promotes the importance of recycling.

Volunteer Mechanic

“The charity is willing to accept bicycles that are no longer working as they have a mechanic volunteering his time to fix them.

“The bicycles will be stored in a parent’s shed until they can be collected by the charity.

“The bikes can be dropped at Castleisland Community College by asking for Maurice Casey and, as they won’t be shipped out until the springtime, there is no deadline. It is not a Christmas time campaign.

“So this is an opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle for a very worthy cause,” said teacher Doreen Killington.