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The On Trak charity is based in Bradford. Their bicycle recycling project teaches young boys, who struggle at school, how to fix broken bikes. Once repaired, the bikes are given out to the community, free of charge. Hospitals, schools and youth groups have all benefited so far.
I chose On Trak as my local cause last year, when they benefited from Co-op Members’ support as part of the Local Community Fund.
The Co-op’s donated me some money. That’s the first bit of money I’ve had and that will help me run one of my projects. We set ourselves up for 80 bikes and we’ve given out 3,200. Adrian, Founder, On Trak
Everyone in the local community benefits
Giving these boys a sense of achievement and a new skill when they’re struggling is so important. I also like that the bicycles are saved from local waste centres and brought back to life to be reused.
As you can imagine, the local youth groups, social services and schools are very appreciative of their new bikes.
It’s nice to know that a percentage of what we spend in the Co-op, is given to local charities, especially ones like On Trak. This is directly helping passionate people, like Adrian, continue and progress.
As a member, when you buy selected Co-op products 1% goes to your local community cause. You also get 5%* back on your Membership card to spend in-store.
Read more on how we’re supporting local communities;
- Being part of the Local Community Fund has been amazing in so many ways
- Community is the knot that keeps us together
- How we’re tackling food waste in your community
*Members earn 5% + 1% when they buy selected Co-op branded products and services from selected Co-op Group businesses. 5% to spend on future purchases. 1% goes to local causes. Offer not available in independent societies including Midcounties, Central England, Southern or Chelmsford Star co-operatives or in the stores of affiliated retailers (such as NISA or Costcutter) that do not operate under the Co-op brand. Exclusions and restrictions apply. See Membership T&Cs at www.coop.co.uk/terms/membership-terms-and-conditions.</font size>