In 2017, thanks to generous community support, Variety gave over 200 disabled and disadvantaged children the freedom and independence of their very own bike. Read more
Some children have overcome adverse circumstances, in some situations the family is simply not in a position to purchase a bike and in other cases the Bikes for Kids programme recognises and rewards children who are role models at their school or in their community.
This recognition not only benefits the child concerned, but provides an incentive for their peers to follow in their footsteps and become good school and community citizens.
The kids were super-excited, and couldn't wait to clamber onto the bikes. Some even had a turn scooting around the chapel where the presentation was held.
Thanks to Ford and Dimension Data for their generous contributions.
Ky from Dimension Data presents Kane with his new scooter.
Diljit from Dimension Data fits a helmet for this new bike owner.
Giving the bike a spin at Papakura Normal School.
Thirty excited kids were able to cycle around on their brand new bikes after our Bikes for Kids presentation at Papakura Normal School.
You'll be able to join Mike McRoberts in Sri Lanka next February as part of the Variety 2018 Cycle Challenge.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the next Christmas story!