We were very pleased last night to win the Business Contribution to Volunteering award at the Support Staffordshire Star Awards. Thanks to Lichfield Bid for presenting and sponsoring the award and to all at Lichfield Re:Cycle for the nomination. We have supported Lichfield Re:Cycle for many years, supplying promotional labels, sponsoring their venture into Pedal Car racing and provided the location and food for the feed stop on the 2017 and 2018 Ride Lichfield Sportives.
Re:Cycle supply bicycles to those who other wise may not be able to afford one, allowing access to work, gaining independence and the ability to attend social events, great helping many people. Many of the bikes have outlived their current homes and from their small workshop, they clean and refurbish these bikes ready for new owners. Many of the workshop volunteers themselves have found routes back to full time employment or have found/gained new skills and it has been great to see the success of the project and its many volunteers.
The group also provide and support many cycle rides and events throughout the year. In June 2019 the project gained charitable status.