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Cash boost for bike club
Saturday 7th June 2014 @ 16:00 by Max Wieland
Community News

A youth club’s fundraising bid to replace specialised bikes damaged in an arson attack is right on track thanks to yet more community goodwill.

The Hyde Rotary Club announced last week that two anonymous donations totalling £600 had been received to add to the £500 already donated from the club themselves.

Past President and Treasurer of the Rotary Club, David Bentley, said: “It’s fantastic that we are still receiving donations, it’s amazing to think that the Reporter’s article is still spurring people on to donate.

“We are still actively collecting money so if you cannot get it to the youth club then we can do that for you.

“It’s something that gives a lot of pleasure to a lot of people, so we will continue collecting until their total is reached.”

The anonymous donations come just weeks after £840 was raised at a fun day hosted by Hyde’s Bennett Street Youth Club.

It follows on from the deliberate attack that left specially adapted bikes used by disabled children of the club facing an estimated £40k bill to be repaired.

Cllr Peter Robinson, the club’s chair, said: “The donations we keep receiving really are making a difference.

“We couldn’t be more grateful, the more goodwill we receive the quicker we can get back up to a full capacity of bikes for the children.”

Another three fun days are planned to take place throughout the summer in addition to a car boot sale.

All funds raised will go towards the £40k needed to replace and repair the damaged bikes.