Meet Elijah. Last week Elijah was presented with a brand new bike on the Variety Bikes for Kids tour in Northland. His mum said:
“He has gone to sleep in the lounge tonight so he could sleep beside his bike, which we let him bring into the lounge to sit when it got dark. He is one very, very happy little boy.”
The Variety Bikes for Kids tour gives out over 450 bikes to deserving Kiwi kids every year. 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 programme recognises and rewards children who are role models in their school or in their community.