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Re~cycle

Bicyle

Copyright © Re~Cycle

Description: The philosophy of the organisation is that transport and development go hand in hand. By providing bicycles to those less fortunate in developing countries, it is opening a door of opportunity to generate income, as well as saving time and back-breaking work. Through generous donations and numerous sponsored events, thousands of bicycles have been sent to 16 countries in Africa improving the lives of many by cutting the time taken travelling to a fraction, in addition to carrying heavy loads of resources.

‘Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.’

How it started: Merlin Matthews developed the idea created by a society at the London School of Economics passed through generations involved with refurbishing bicycles in exchange for beer. His inspiration began when approached by a Haitian lady approached him for help to set up a bike factory, upon realisation for the need for pollution free transport. After working for the American charity ITDP, he used the experience gained to set up Re~cycle in the UK.

For more information please visit: http://www.re-cycle.org/

(Information courtesy of Re~cycle)

Calivn Cragg

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Copyright © Fishing Has No Boundaries

Description: Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing. FHNB has grown into a National Organisation with 27 chapters in 13 states across the United States, enabling thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate fully in this spirit lifting, morale booster, trouble free recreational activity.

How it started: Founded in 1986 by Bobby Cammack as a result of a broken leg. He wanted to spread his passion for fishing and to prove that having a disability should not prevent people from enjoying outdoor activities. This organisation has brought relief and joy to thousands with room for expansion.

(Information courtesy of Fishing Has No Boundaries)

For further information please visit: http://www.fhnbinc.org/

Calvin Cragg