National Grid donates bicycles to local environmental charity

National Grid and their contractor Balfour Beatty have donated 20 bicycles to the Selby Trust in Tottenham, ensuring that they enjoy a new lease of life within the local community for years to come.

The bikes had seen their service within National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project come to an end. As part of the project’s strong environmental commitment, the project team were determined not to see them go to waste.

Following the donation from National Grid, the bikes will be repaired in a workshop managed and maintained by the Selby Trust before being issued to the “Green Hub” project, which raises  awareness and involvement on energy efficiency campaigns. The Selby Trust, which manages the Selby Centre in Tottenham, is a charity which leads several environmental projects in the borough.

Mark Farmer, National Grid Project Engineer, said:

“We are delighted that the link with the Selby Trust has been established.  Thanks to this initiative, the bicycles will avoid the scrapheap and provide valuable, sustainable use in the local community.”

Michael Mullings, Health, Safety and Sports Officer at the Selby Trust, said:

“I would like to thank both National Grid and Balfour Beatty for their very kind donation. If it wasn’t for companies like these, charitable projects would struggle to survive.”

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