Bolton Lads and Girls Club has welcomed a donation of 20 bicycles to its youth club.

Croston Cycles’ Mark Gallagher personally delivered 20 bicycles to Bolton Lads and Girls Clubs’ Infinity building last week on Monday, March 11.

The initiative, called Bikes for Kidz, sees bicycles renovated at the Croston Cycles shop in Leyland before they are donated to charities, such as Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Already benefitting young people in Liverpool, Preston, and Wigan, Bolton has now been added to the list of areas set to benefit from the scheme.

It’s hoped the bicycles will give more opportunities for recreation to those who receive them.

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Representing Bikes for Kidz, Mark said: “We currently work with community hub centres in Liverpool, Preston, and Wigan.

“We're looking to add Bolton to the list, and helping BLGC is a great start.

“If you have an old bike gathering dust, we’ll collect it, repair it, and re-home it with a child or teenager who needs it the most.”

Those wishing to donate a bicycle can contact Croston Cycles at 01772 500404.

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Last month, Bolton Lads and Girls Club told The Bolton News that it was fighting to save its counselling service.

Donations can be made on the charity’s JustGiving page.

The club, founded in 1889, used to provide support seven days a week, but can no longer afford to open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bosses said there was "nothing left" to cut.

The charity, which is already supported by more than 160 organisations, is hoping to get more businesses and individuals on board to raise more than £60,000 to save its counselling service, which has been described by bosses as a "lifeline".

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