Bikes for the Ukrainian community in Ireland

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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #36612 by Leonard Kaye
Bikes for the Ukrainian community in Ireland was created by Leonard Kaye
 

This is a callout to Orwell Wheeler Members – families and friends

Do you have a bike, in reasonably good working order, that you could donate?
And or, could you donate some money to fund this, bikes for the Ukrainian community in Ireland project?

Joe Daly Cycles management has come on board – they:
  • have donated bikes,
  • will service, free of charge, any bike donated,
  • will supply, Parts, Helmets and Locks at cost price
BIKES – how does it work 
  • PLEASE CONTACT ME if you have a bike, in reasonable/good condition, to donate
  • PLEASE DO NOT deliver bikes to Joe Daly Cycles

    Money - you can donate via my:
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Project Info, 
Some members of the newly arrived Ukrainian community have been placed in a number of Hotels in the Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown (DLR) area. 

I am on a voluntary group, in the Leopardstown area, that has linked in with the Ukrainian community. We assist them in acquiring: PPS numbers, Welfare assistance, food, clothing, schools and connecting them with DLR agencies.  In this work we have established a need for adult bikes and bikes for teenagers - hence the Bike Project.
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Leonard
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7 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36619 by Leonard Kaye
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Thank you Orwell Community (members, family and friends)  for the donations so far. We now have promises of 4 kiddie bikes, 4 teenage bikes and 12 adult bikes. Please keep giving, we will use all we can get.
Leonard 
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7 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36623 by Leonard Kaye
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The Orwell Community (members, family and friends) are so generous, 2 bikes, almost new, just delivered for the Ukrainian Bike Project
Thanks
Leonard
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7 months 1 week ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36637 by Leonard Kaye
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Thank you Orwell Community (members, family and friends) for the donations so far.

We have over 30 bike donations of which 10 are in Joe Daly's being serviced.

Please keep giving, we will use all we get.СпасибіLeonard 
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7 months 3 days ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36687 by Leonard Kaye
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Orwell Wheeler’s community, members,family, friends and Joe Daly Cycles TAKE A BOW

43 bikes
have been pledged so far. And the first batch of them has been serviced and delivered to the Leopardstown Ukrainian Support group.
We are still accepting donations, thanks.

 

 

Pictured: Louise and Dave at Joe Dalys and Megan local volunteer and Leonard in Leopardstown
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6 months 3 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #36753 by Leonard Kaye
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Another batch of Bikes for the Ukrainian Project head into Joe Daly's for servicing.
 
We are still taking donations and bikes in reasonably good condition.
Cheers Leonard ,
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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36796 by Leonard Kaye
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Thank you Orwell community (members, family and friends) for all that you are doing to make the Ukrainian Bike Project a great success. 

Here is another batch of bikes on their way into Joe Daly Cycles for free servicing.
 


We supply each bike with a lock and helmet. 
We are still accepting donations to fund this part of the project. PM 
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Here are a few pictures of serviced bikes and their new very happy owners.
  
Cheers 
Leonard

 
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6 months 1 week ago - 6 months 1 week ago #36822 by Leonard Kaye
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A little over a month ago the Orwell community Bikes for Ukrainian Refugees project was launched.

Since then over 50 bikes have been donated. As I collect them, Joe Day Cycles are working their way through their free servicing of the bikes to match the incoming requests.
 

Keep offering the bikes.
And please keep the donations coming in – these pay for parts, locks and helmets

 

Some pictures of donated bikes and smiling new owners.

 
 
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6 months 3 days ago #36854 by Leonard Kaye
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Many thanks for the ongoing support of the Bikes for Ukrainian Refugees Project. Your donations are making a big difference and keeping Joe Daly staff very busy indeed.
Bikes going in for Service
 

Bikes serviced
 
Bikes allocated
 

 
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5 months 3 weeks ago #36891 by Leonard Kaye
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Ukrainian Refugees Bike Project update
To date, 61 bikes have been donated and have kept Joe Daly's staff busy. The management in Joe Daly’s has confirmed their ongoing commitment to service the bikes' FOC, and supply parts at cost.
So, keep the donations coming in.

 
Many thanks on behalf of the happy Ukrainian cyclists.
 
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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #37054 by Leonard Kaye
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To date, 71 bikes have been donated – and the workflow continues – collecting – servicing and delivering to Ukrainian refugees mainly in the 2 southside hotels.
 
We are still accepting donations of funds and bikes. Cheers


We have also delivered to Donabate a mum and son and the chair of our local voluntary group delivered a bike to an older gentleman in Gorey. This is a message we got from his wife.
 
"Hello, Caitriona! This is just to say you "thank you" once more. Nick seemed to come alive now that he started riding a bike. He has changed a lot for the better, he is no longer as sad as before. Many thanks to you and your husband and your beautiful sons for this miracle that you have done.
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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #37185 by Leonard Kaye
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Ukrainian BIke Project Update - to date 81 bikes have been donated - many thanks.
 
 
 Above is Ivana, in the middle, he was so happy to receive a bike, almost as happy, see the picture above, as when he just bought his white car.
 
The next picture shows him looking for his car which is under rubble after his house was bombed.
 
And here he is with his family hiding in the basement during the bombing.  His family spent 2 months in this basement, where he also got married.
 

He now lives in Dublin, living in student accommodation, with his wife with their daughter, also happy to get a bike.
 

 
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3 months 3 weeks ago #37387 by Leonard Kaye
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Update on the Bikes for Ukrainian Refugees Project

123 bikes have been donated, since May, by Orwell members and friends to the project.
 was away for a few weeks; however, Joe Daly's staff linked in with 2 club members, i.e., John Collins and Barry Denton, and Brendan a volunteer on the bike committee to keep the project rolling.

Here are a few happy pictures of some of the latest bike recipients.  If you saw the RTE Primetime last night  - you will have seen a few mentions of donated bikes they are ours.  

 

 
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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #37454 by Leonard Kaye
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Following on from the good news of the Orwell Randonee committee 500 Euro donation, we also want to thank Cathal O Carroll a recent Orwell Pathways graduate for offering his services to the Ukrainian bike project.

Cathal is the owner/operator of The Spokesman a Mobile Bicycle Repair business.

Like Joe Daly's - Cathal is offering his services free of charge and parts at cost price.

Here is a picture of Cathal yesterday doing his thing for the project.

A link to his website follows and you can contact Cathal at 086-8545654


thespokesman.ie/

 
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3 months 4 days ago #37548 by Leonard Kaye
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To date, 134 bikes have been donated, from the Orwell Community, to the Ukrainian Bike Project.

Peter and I would like to say a BIG THANKS to the team in Joe Daly's who encouraged us from the very beginning and now with John Collins, Barry Denton, and our new service agent - The Spokesman on board. we are making one last call out for bikes.

We know that Orwell members have been very generous and your sheds are empty. However, there may be other bikes out there for example. John Collins sent out a request on his Residence Association what’s App Group and he collect 19 bikes.

Maybe you could do the same!!
We will officially be closing the project at the end of Sept.

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2 weeks 4 days ago - 2 weeks 4 days ago #37737 by Leonard Kaye
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Hi
A few weeks ago, a group of Ukrainian refugees, living in the Leopardstown area, arranged a party one evening to say thanks for all the bikes, helmets and locks supplied to them by the Orwell Wheelers Ukrainian Bike Project.On that evening the group handed over many gifts including a signed Ukrainian flag and a traditional Ukrainian shirt. I understand Vyshyvanka is the casual name for this embroidered shirt in Ukrainian.


The appeal, back in April, to the Orwell community delivered a great response with funds and over 230 bikes offered. As well as the bikes and funds delivered, there were many individual Orwell Club members directly involved in the project.
 

Joe Daly Cycles provided free service and parts at cost  price. Thanks go out to Louise, Fionn and Dave.·

Peter Mc Grath provided an auditing overview.
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Cathal O’Carroll RIP, club member and founder of The Spokesman, provided free service and parts at costs price,

 Dave Tansy also provided the same free service at our store room in Sandyford.·

John Collins, Barry Denton, club members, also provided collection and delivery of bikes.

The Leopardstown Ukrainian Support (LUS) volunteer team also provided communications, a premises, and funds to assist with the bike project. And the chairman of that committee, a good friend and neighbor of mine, Liam O’Sullivan presented a framed memento. i.e., a signed Ukrainian flag and a traditional Ukrainian shirt and a photo from the evening, to some of those involved at Joe Daly’s this morning

.This memento, on display, in Joe Daly’s shop, represents a Big Thanks to all involved in the Orwell bikes for Ukrainian project. In the photos

Brendan Carty (LUS), Leonard Kaye, Louise Keane, Liam O’Sullivan. Dave McLaughlin, Dave Tansey, and Barry Denton.

 

The photo from the Thank You evening is framed in memento.
 
 
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