Selco donates BMX bikes to children’s charities

Published:  01 June, 2018

Selco built and then donated BMX bikes to children’s charities Once Upon a Smile and Genie Networks.

The bikes were built by workers at Selco as part of a team-building exercise, and have been fully tested. They have been donated to Once Upon A Smile and Genie Networks, where around 20 children will be able to use them.

Genie Networks provides vital support for children and families with deafness while Once Upon A Smile provides emotional, practical and financial support to bereaved children and their families. Both charities are based in Stretford.

Marc Lucock, Human Resources and Training Director at Selco, said: “We are extremely proud to provide bikes to children who are supported by two fantastic charities. There was a lot of hard work involved in making the bikes but we also had a lot of fun doing it.

“One of our major principles at Selco is to support the communities in which we operate. We have three branches in Manchester – at Ardwick, Baguley, and Ashton Moss – so we couldn’t have selected a better location for these bikes to be sent to.

“We hope that the children have plenty of fun riding them around Manchester over this summer and for many years to come.”

Aimee Hayhurst, Make Some Noise’s Partnerships Manager, added: “Selco continue to be fantastic supporters of our charities and this donation is yet another example of the backing the company is providing.

“Virtually every child loves the experience of getting out in the fresh air and on their bikes. They look fantastic and there was certainly a huge buzz around both charities when they arrived.”

Pictured: Kelly Willison from Once Upon a Smile, Marc Lucock, Selco’s Human Resources and Training Director, Angela Carrigan from Once Upon a Smile, and mascot Sidley.

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