Christchurch kids and their bikes will benefit from a PSA HealthCarePlus Grant for Good.
Canterbury DHB Active Transport Health promoter Meg Christie applied for the grant for the Aranui Bike Fixup.
The community project helps fix bicycles for students in the economically and transport disadvantaged area.
Students from nearby schools come with their bikes and learn how to repair them, or if they don’t have a bike, they can repair a donated one.
Healthy kai is also provided for the kids who are often hungry after school.
PSA member Meg volunteers for the Aranui Bike Fixup, which has given away more than 100 bikes since its launch in August.
PSA HealthCarePlus provided $4600 for bike parts and food for the project as part of its Grants for Good Programme.
Many PSA members are part of HealthCarePlus, the union-owned health insurance scheme.
Read more about HealthCarePlus Grants for Good at www.psa.org.nz/grants-for-good/
We’ll have more on another PSA Grants for Good recipient Skye Wehipeihana in Working Life next year.
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