Variety - The Children's Charity partners with The Glenn Family Foundation to get more bikes in schools

The Owen Glenn Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of the first of three cycle tracks in Otara, and Variety - The Children’s Charity was pleased to provide 25 bikes and helmets which will be made available to all children at East Tamaki Primary School.  The presentation concluded Variety’s Bikes For Kids annual tour which distributed 450 bikes throughout Christchurch to Akaroa, Kaiapoi, Kaikoura,
Blenheim, Picton, Nelson, Motueka finishing in Westport, Greymouth and South Auckland.

Bike On, the charitable trust behind Bikes in Schools, and the Glenn Family Foundation, are developing
three tracks in the Otara region that will provide fun, safe and accessible trails for families to ride and
walk on, together.

The Vodafone Warriors made a special appearance at the opening tomorrow at East Tamaki
Primary School as part of an annual Have-a-Go Day, run by Counties Manukau Sport. Other local sporting bodies provided the expertise enabling each child to try each sport.  

Variety - The Children’s Charity donated the 25 bikes each to East Tamaki and Rongomai School’s thanks to the support of The Warehouse and AvantiPlus.  This will allow students to use the tracks as part of their physical education curriculum, while also learning cycle and road safety tips from qualified trainers.

Variety would like to thank The Warehouse, AvantiPlus, Ford, TR Group, Zurich and Kiwi Ball in Dubai for their generous support of Bikes for Kids.

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