We were joined today by 5 willing volunteers from the Royal Bank of Scotland who are taking their corporate social responsibility seriously by releasing staff to volunteer for charities. By complete coincidence, today, we also received a container full of donated bikes from Halfords… 823 bikes in fact and only three hours to unload before the lorry was due to drive away.
There are probably a few quick quips here about “how many bankers does it take to unload a container”. But in all seriousness, they worked their socks off and we couldn’t have wished for nicer people to have around for the day.
823 bikes unloaded from the container and stacked in our unit in just 1 hour! That has to be a record breaker. The RBS guys stayed around to help turn pedals and handle bars ready for loading back in to a container to send to Beebikes in Malawi.
Richard Allmark a RBS Manager told us, “it’s been great to help out for the day, we’re all really impressed with this very dynamic charity; the way Krizevac is helping to end poverty by supporting business start-ups in Africa rather than giving hand-outs just makes so much sense”.
Our thanks go to Voluntary Action Stoke-On-Trent for organising the volunteers.