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The man re-CYCLING in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare

Your old bike could help make us money!

Meet Danny Collins.

He’s a well known Weymouth character, and part of our Weymouth Friends Group.  He’s also got an unusual hobby – he does up old bicycles and sells them on, with all proceeds going to Weldmar Hospicecare.

Danny is short of donations at the moment, so if you have an old bike and would like it to have a new home, you can call him and he could even come and collect it from you.

“We can sort out any bike with a puncture,” says Danny, “or maybe the chain or saddle needs sorting out, or the brakes, or the bike hasn’t been looked after too well, I can sort it out”.

As well as traditional push bikes, Danny has brought tandems back to life, as well as battery operated bikes, children’s trikes, racing bikes, and off-road bikes.

The cycles he’s worked on and are ready for sale are placed outside the front of his house on Dorchester Road, and never last long.  “I sell them for anything between £10 and £100”, says Danny, “I suppose most go for about £40.  Someone gets a bargain, the bikes don’t end up on the tip, and Weldmar gets the money, so everyone wins.”

Danny also says any bike donated must be in reasonable condition – any bike that’s gone completely rusty from being left out in the garden is probably beyond repair!

If you’d like to contact Danny to arrange donating a bicycle, you can call him on 01305 787819.

Have you got a hobby or interest that could benefit Weldmar Hospicecare?  Contact our Fundraising team today!

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