Chris won the Water Zoneback in March. We asked Chris Hill to write a brief report on what he’s done with his prize money. Here’s what he said..
I passed the cheque for £500 to OWL bikes and they were delighted. The work they do there is fantastic and passes on real, hands-on engineering skills to young people who may otherwise be overlooked by society and never given this opportunity.
I am a huge supporter of this charity and have given lots of money and volunteer time to it over the years since it started.
OWL Bikes provides vocational training for disabled and disadvantaged people by recycling and refurbishing unwanted bikes to sell to the public at reasonable prices.
I met the three young people in the photos and their dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination has improved massively over the few weeks they have been involved in the project.
The project is the highlight of the week for our work experience students and Robert, Thomas and Monica have some quotes that they would like to share. £500 won’t change the world, but it will make a massive difference to the people involved at OWL Bikes.