Lions Capalaba help Traction's bicycle building program

STUDENTS: President of the Lions Club of Capalaba Janet Bastin (second from left), with students Kiana Avery, Holly McGovern and Jayde Wildermoth. Photo: Supplied

STUDENTS: President of the Lions Club of Capalaba Janet Bastin (second from left), with students Kiana Avery, Holly McGovern and Jayde Wildermoth. Photo: Supplied

THE Lions Club of Capalaba have donated drills and supplies to Traction’s bicycle building program.

Based in a shed at Capalaba, Traction aims to empower young people to build a better future.

The organisation runs programs that teach young people to build a bicycle and work on small engines and motorcycles.

The Lions Club has donated five electric drills, paint, sandpaper and other tools.

Club president Janet Bastin said they were thrilled to be involved with such a worthy cause.

“I met some of the students who participate in Traction and they are all wonderful young people,” she said.

“You can see first-hand how they are going to benefit from the mentoring they have at Traction and the confidence they’ll derive from completing their projects.”

“They’re learning respect for other people, how to work together, respect for property and how to set and achieve goals.

Volunteers from the club will also hold fundraising barbecues to support students taking part in Traction programs.

Traction operation manager Richard Butler said he was delighted with the support from the club.

“We are so appreciative of any donations we receive, particularly when support comes from within the local community,” he said.

“Traction provides a platform for people and organisations to make a difference for young people in need, and that’s exactly what the Lions Club of Capalaba have done.”

Students attending the Traction programs restore items donated by the community.

They are supported by volunteers.

Mr Butler said Traction needed volunteers to expand its programs.

To donate an old bike, make a financial donation, or register your interest as a volunteer, visit traction.community.

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