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Start of the campaign ‘Help to put a bicycle together!’

01.06.2009

Our next fund raining campaign ‘Help to put a bicycle together!’ started on Child Protection Day, 1 June. The money raised during the campaign, the seventh of its kind to be organised, will be used to support children’s shelters and safe houses all over Estonia.

We all remember our first bike and how proud we felt when dad let go of the saddle for the first time and the bike stayed on the road. All these moments were more than just entertainment – they are efforts and achievements, encouragement and praise that have helped us grow up. Unfortunately, there are increasingly more children around us whose parents don’t care about them and who miss out on such supportive experiences in their lives.

The funds raised in these campaigns are used to buy bicycles and helmets for shelter children and to organise obstacle course training in association with the Traffic Safety Centre. Donations have also made it possible for the children from these shelters to take up hobbies: their participation fees in music and art groups are covered; they get to take part in sporting events; materials are bought for them to develop their handicraft skills; they get to go to the cinema and theatre; and more.

In the course of the campaign, people are invited to set up standing orders or make one-off donations to the Charity Fund’s current account no. 10001000100012. People can also support children’s shelters by calling the Elion donation hotline on 900 5005 (one call costs 25 kroons).

We invite everyone to support shelter children with 25 kroons per month. The power of this small good deed is greater than you can imagine. A bike has many small, but important details. 25 kroons only buys a couple of screws, but without these there would be no bike or riding a bike. We want children in shelters to feel equal to their peers who grow up in regular families.

The money collected was allocated to eight shelters: the Children’s Shelter of the Tallinn Children’s Home; the Tallinn Children’s Safe House; the Family Help Centre in Pärnu; the Lootus Children’s Welfare Centre in Sillamäe; the Narva Children’s Shelter; the Tartu Children’s Safe House; and the Kiikla and Haiba Children’s Homes, which also provide shelter services.

The campaign goes on until the end of January and the results will be revealed on 31 July 2009.

Participate Thank you, if you have already supported our charity programme or if you are going to do it in the future! Sign a standing payment order contract in SEB Internet Bank for 3 euros a month or support with a single donation.