Vintage bicycle raises £255 for Adoption UK in pub raffle

Published: 06.01.16

A vintage bicycle, believed to date back to the 1930s, raised £255 for Adoption UK after it was raffled off at a pub in Bristol on Christmas Eve.
Vintage bicycle raises £255 for Adoption UK in pub raffle

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 last 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."

Malcolm added: “We had hoped to raise £200 so to raise £255 was fantastic. The pub is now considering a monthly charity raffle which is great.”

The bicycle, made by George Fitt Engineering of Whitstable, Kent, was raffled off at the Greenbank pub in Easton, Bristol.