Recycle the Bicycle

The Farrans team at Connswater have used a inventive approach to raising funds for charity, after raffling off the site bicycles that were used by the team working on the 9km greenway project.

The raffle saw over £1,000 raised with all proceeds given to the premature and vulnerable baby charity, TinyLife.

Farrans Customer Care Manager, Vicki Johnston, helped organise the raffle as the Connswater project was drawing to a close:

“We had four great bikes that our site team had used over the course of the project, for getting to and from various sections of the site as fast as possible. With the project finishing recently and the bikes still in good repair, we thought it would be a nice way to raise funds for a really worthwhile charity.”

Valerie Cromie, Head of Fundraising and Communications at TinyLife, said they were delighted with the donation:

“We got a lovely surprise when we got the news that Farrans were raffling the bicycles used on their Connswater Greenway Project to raise funds for TinyLife. The funds raised will be used to deliver Family Support Services to parents of premature and sick babies in Northern Ireland.”

Farrans Director, Kevin Corley, joined Valerie and two of the lucky bike winners, Lee Simpson and Johnny Douglas, to offer the donation and wish TinyLife the best of luck as they move offices to East Belfast.

Farrans have now completed the Connswater Community Greenway in East Belfast, the multi-million pound project saw the rejuvenation of the local community with the creation of a vibrant green corridor alongside the Connswater, Knock and Loop rivers, providing a network of open spaces.

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