last week, Minister Paul Balban handed over 50 refurbished bikes, originally part of the Gibibike scheme, to two charities for use in Morocco via the International Lions Club and the Association Mediterranee de Developpement et de Formation.

On behalf of the Lions Club, Mr Pepe Palmero said: “On behalf of the President and Members of the Lions Club, I thank you Minister for having had the initiative to donate these bicycles; helping us to help others. We are sending these bicycles to people in need who live 4 miles from their school or work. They will help children to get to school and their fathers to work. I would like to thank the Government and the people of Gibraltar for helping us, which is why we are here.”

Mr Abel Suisi of the Association Mediterranee de Developpement de Formation also gave his heartfelt thanks for the donation of these bicycles to his association. He said: “These bicycles will be put to good use helping people get to their places of work and education”.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Paul Balban said: “…these bicycles will give greater mobility to some less fortunate people so that they can access their schools and places of work. I would like to thank these two charities for their work and I am delighted to be able to assist them.”