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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

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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.

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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.

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Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  1. What a fantastic project giving opportunities to learn practical skills and build positive self esteem. Adrian, you are a star, as are the people who help you. This is the type of project that the Government should be funding to roll out Nationally. Can the Coop push for this as a model of good practice in other areas?

  2. Awesome initiative

  3. Our local coop in swan village woodsetton Dudley west Midlands is incredible not only convenient friendly but they above and beyond to support our local boxing club Brooklands which is in the village..raising money for new boxing gloves…bottled water plus much more this is just a little thank you from all of Brooklands boxing club 🥊🥊

  4. This is a brilliant venture .Well done Adrian for your care and compassion.
    Well done Coop for funding it.
    Makes me want to know more about this

  5. It really is marvellous for Co-op members to be able to sponsor really worthwhile projects. To give young people a genuine opportunity to learn skills that will with out doubt enable them to earn a living in the big wide world is an excellent use of our Co-operative Community Dividend.


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