There are many refugees living in the Humberside area who are vulnerable and isolated in an unfamiliar country far from home. A key issue for refugees is transport. They cannot afford vehicles and in many cases public transport may not be available in some of the isolated areas they live. A scheme has been developed to provide refugees with cycles along with the appropriate safety training and equipment. By having their own mode of transport, they will be able to find employment, develop new skills and become more integrated in their communities. The cycles will help to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to those who take part in the scheme. Humberside Police will supply cycles from their lost and found store that cannot be returned to their owners. These cycles will be passed to R-evolution, a charity who work with HMP Humber and ex-offenders. R-evolution will overall and safety check each cycle. The cycles will be fitted with safety and security equipment and helmets supplied for riders. The refugees will be given road safety and highway code training. At least twenty cycles will be equipped and The Tribune Trust has provided a grant of £1,000 for the scheme. Humber Road Safety Partnership are also supporting this scheme with training. Andrew Clark, High Sheriff for Lincolnshire, is seen in the picture above presenting the grant cheque to John Marshall from R-evolution and some of the first refugees to receive cycles.
YMCA Humber have been given a grant of £2774 towards their 'I'm possible' workshops.
The Trust have sponsored two young people on the CatZero programme.
The High Sheriff of East Riding of Yorkshire presented St Aidan's with a cheque for £2,500.