10 Jul You Could Own This Cool Rascals Bike!
Buy a raffle line for this really cool Rascals bike and support a very worthy cause.
Just down the road from Rascals HQ is Core Youth Services. It’s an independent community-based youth service providing non-formal education and individual and group support. They provide range of indoor and outdoor activities to support young people from Inchicore in developing their full potential.
Fixing and making bikes is a hugely popular activity and lots of local kids hone their skills in a custom-made bike workshop in the CYS premises at Inchicore.
On August 24th they’re bringing eight young people, who work on bikes in the bike workshop, to Morocco. The plan is to build bikes with Moroccan street kids in a remote village, teaching them how to build, maintain and repair.
Thomas from Core Youth Services has this to say: “Our young people come from a community historically blighted by drugs and crime that’s struggling to rebuild itself, a community no stranger to poverty. But the group been working hard over the years on bikes in the workshop and now they’re ready for this challenge.”
The purpose of the trip to Morocco is straightforward: “They’ll partner up with a street kid and install a bike workshop,” explains Thomas. “They’ll build a bike from scratch with the Moroccan kids. We will leave behind the bikes and tools, so that the children can also become bike mechanics and possibly make an income. We believe at Core it’s vital for us to teach our young people the importance of being charitable and to do things for others without expecting something in return.”
Obviously a trip to Morocco will involve considerable expense. You can learn more about how to help their fundraising efforts here, and Rascals is giving you the chance to bid for this one-of-a-kind ridiculously cool bike made by the kids at CYS!
We want to raise a nice big chunk of cash for the guys, so get your name down for this!
- All you’ve to do is buy a line on our raffle card to get into the draw.
- One line on our raffle card costs €5 – cash only please!
- You can only buy a line here in Rascals HQ Inchicore
- The draw will take place at 5pm on August 9th here in Rascals HQ Inchicore.
- A bike such as this costs around €350 to make and it would retail for €600 at least.
- You can buy as many lines as you like!