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Vintage bicycle to be raffled off to raise funds for Adoption UK

Published: 09.12.15

A vintage bicycle, believed to date back to the 1930s, is to be raffled off at a pub in Bristol on Christmas Eve to raise money for Adoption UK.
Vintage bicycle to be raffled off to raise funds for Adoption UK

Malcolm, the owner of the black coloured Fitura step through, decided to raffle the bicycle off at his local pub after he and his wife became adoptive parents earlier this year.

The 37-year-old father of one said: “This beautiful bike, which I’d acquired through work, had been in storage, where it was broken and gathering dust, for about a decade. We didn’t really know what to do with it but then we met Skip from Velo Salvage Ciclismo who said he could restore it and suggested doing a Christmas raffle. My wife and I recently became adoptive parents so we thought we’d donate all money raised to Adoption UK.

“It’s great to see the bike back up and running and it will make a wonderful Christmas present for someone.”

The bicycle, made by George Fitt Engineering of Whitstable, Kent, will be raffled off at the Greenbank pub in Easton, Bristol. Raffle tickets, priced at £1 each or £4 for 5, will be available at the bar.