Bike drive for refugees in Surrey

Have an old bike collecting dust in your garage? Four brothers from Langley are hoping you’ll donate it to their drive to help refugees.

The Dayton brothers

NEWTON — Have an old bike collecting dust in your garage?

Four brothers from Langley are hoping you’ll donate it to their drive to help refugees.

The Dayton boys, ranging in age from seven to 12, arranged a donation event, coming up this Saturday, that they’re calling Wheels 4 Refugees.

They did so after hearing about the plight of Syrian refugees at school. Some of the bikes will go to Syrians, but others will go to Somalis and Iraqis.

“The idea was that people buy their kids a new bike or a new scooter at Christmas, they don’t get rid of their old bike,” said father Bruce Dayton, a counsellor at Clayton Heights Secondary in Surrey.

They’re looking for new and used bikes and scooters in good condition.

The event on Jan. 16 will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Options Community Services (at 13520 78th Ave., Surrey), Langley Community Services (at 5339 207th St.) and Velocity Cycles (at 20167 96th Ave., Langley).

The Dayton brothers hope to make Wheels 4 Refugees an annual event.

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