Quick up date on things.
Workshop is continuing well, now well stocked.
We recently added a second stirrup pump, using funds from donations. This one goes to higher pressure (25 bar). the one pump gets heavily used, and the Workshop really does need a back up.
Visit of pupils from Thebarton Senior College: a few weeks back, 50+ students visited the workshop, looking for bikes. About 12 bikes were given out on the day, and students put their names on another 12 or so, that we werent able to do at the time. Thanks to a heroic effort by volunteers, these 12 bikes were fixed up and ready to go, 2 weeks back. Students were sent SMS messages, and invited to come and collect them. Thus, from that visit, every student who wanted a bike - now has one!
Bikes for Refugees scheme - had around 20 orders in hand, for bikes, from case workers in the welfare organisations that work with refugees settling in Adelaide. These included bikes for adults; teenagers, young children. The orders wernt back to the beginning of May. Earlier this week myself and volunteer Harry, delivered around 40 bikes to these organisations. Demand on the scheme was high, so we weren't able to fill all requests. But - we made sure, that every request, got at least something. So again, thanks, to the volunteers who helped get those bikes checked and going, and test-ridden, in the past few weeks.
Up coming events: later this year, the Workshop aims to be providing a bike mechanics service, at several communtiy events - places where people can bring their family's bikes, get them checked over and repaired, then ride home on them. If you are interested in volunteering mechanical expertise - let me know.
Finances: Looking OK so far . Workshop has covered costs of replacing parts to June, and also been able to replenish consumables. ( some consumables - as a volunteer very kindly donated some RP7, oil and cleaning stuff to the Workshop recently). Just a reminder to visitors who use the tools, or get help with their bikes- the Workshop is there to help you. We hope you'll do the right thing, and make a small donation (gold coin min) before leaving. That way the workshop can be there for you again in future. And can also help other cyclists.
Again, thanks to the volunteers who help keep the place running - I'm a bit out of time here so can't mention you all by name this time.
All the best,
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