The Charity Retail Association is delighted to welcome Recycle Your Cycle into Corporate Membership. Here is a message from them:
Recycle Your Cycle is a social enterprise working with the prison service to refurbish, bicycles and vacuum cleaners (Dysons & Henrys) and then sell these through the charity sector enabling charities to raise funds for their particular cause. We have set-up workshops at 7 prisons around the UK and planning more, plus workshops out of prison, that will be developed in partnership with charities. In these workshops prisoners are trained in bicycle and vacuum cleaner repair and refurbishment, this helps with their rehabilitation and hopefully enables them to find employment upon their release. The charities then get the benefit of a quality refurbished product that sells for a good profit.
We are looking to work with charity retailers who are interested in selling bicycles and vacuum cleaners in their stores, as these products offer good margin opportunity and are a differentiator from other charity shops. In addition we are looking for charities who might be interested in opening bicycle workshops to provide work opportunities for their service users.
For more information please visit our website www.recycleyourcycle.org.uk