Christmas came early to Eastcroft Park Primary school in Kirkby this week, thanks to the generosity of Goodrich Actuation Systems of Huyton.
Employees at the site were asked to nominate local children’s charities or schools where children would benefit from a donation of bikes this Christmas.
Following the schools recent award of the ‘Bike It’ status and installation of a bike shed, Goodrich was keen to support the efforts to encourage pupils to cycle to school instead of being driven there.
Joe Kendrick, Goodrich’s Operations Manager, was at the school to hand over 10 bicycles to Eastcroft’s Chair of governors John Barry; with Santa also there to oversee the operation.
John commented: “On behalf of all the staff, governors, helpers and pupils at Eastcroft Park I would like to say a massive thank you to Joe and all his colleagues in Goodrich”.
“By giving the gift of a bicycle we are not only supporting healthy play, but also increasing punctuality and attendance at school as the pupils love to cycle in; not to mention putting huge smiles on 10 faces”.
Joe added: “Eastcroft’s ‘Bike It’ project is just one of several good causes Goodrich Actuation Systems are supporting this festive season including a local community project in Croxteth and Norris Green and The radio City Cash for Kids appeal.”
Pupils at Eastcroft Park Primary jump for joy as they receive their bikes. Pictured with John Barry, Chair of Governors, Joe Kendrick, Goodrich’s Operations Manager and staff from Hobson’s Cycles