World Bicycle Relief (WBR), has joined forces with the custom frame-builder Passoni. The collaboration sees bike charity WBR able to donate two new Buffalo Bicycles to WBR projects for every Passoni frame sold throughout January 2019.
WBR provides specially designed and locally-assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs challenged by the barrier of distance, largely in sub-Saharan Africa but additionally in other areas of the globe. ‘This makes a bicycle so much more than sports equipment, or a tool for fitness and fun.’
Passoni is a niche luxury specialist Italian bicycle manufacturer, founded over 30 years ago by Luciano Passoni.
Allison Dufosee, CEO of WBR UK welcomed Passoni saying “We are delighted that Matteo and the team at Passoni have joined our community of supporters. Passoni and its customers share an unbridled love of bikes and a commitment to quality, making them the perfect advocates – we thank them for believing in the power of bicycles. We can’t wait to work closely with them on bringing more bikes to our projects and empowering communities around the world.”
Matteo Cassina, Co-owner of Passoni, said “We are excited to partner with WBR to help provide those in need with the most precious bike our customers will ever buy, one that will change someone’s life forever. At Passoni we always try our hardest to create a positive impact; and after meeting with WBR we felt compelled to contribute to the cause.
“The Buffalo Bicycles, provided by WBR to communities all over the world provide more than transport. They empower girls like Ethel to attend school, health workers like Royce to visit more patients and George and other farmers, to become entrepreneurs. We are honoured to support the important work WBR does with these individuals and communities.
“For every bike we sell during January, we pledge to donate two bicycles to people like Ethel, George and Royce. We have set up a JustGiving page for those who aren’t thinking of buying a Passoni soon and encourage everyone to help us and the team at WBR make an even bigger difference.”