A CROWN Decorating Centre in the East Yorkshire town of Driffield has made a colourful contribution to the area’s pedal-powered charitable plans.


The store in Bridge Street, Driffield is giving its backing to a scheme to collect and restore children’s bikes, as part of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which passes through town this weekend.


Driffield Showground’s general manager David Tite, a regular customer at the Crown Decorating Centre, asked if manager Neil Brunton could help them out with free paint to spruce up the donated cycles.


Neil was only too happy to provide them with two 5-litre tins of Crown Gloss paint which were matched to the bright yellow and blue hues of the Tour de Yorkshire logo.


All the bikes donated will then be renovated and painted in the contrasting colours before being shipped over to Africa. There they will be given to schoolchildren in remote parts of Gambia who must currently walk up to ten miles to school each day.


Explained Neil: “The whole town is getting behind David’s campaign and we are delighted to be able to help in this small way.  One of our sales assistants, Hayley Dean, has also donated a child’s bike and painted it in the Tour de Yorkshire livery – so we’re proudly displaying that in our window before it joins the consignment to Africa.


“David was keen that all the bikes were painted in the same colours so that the children in Gambia feel a real sense of belonging to the scheme, and we know that with our paint the bikes will look bright and cheerful for many years to come.”


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