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Great Barton man's bike hobby turns into charity money spinner for Samaritans




A catering manager has turned a hobby into a money-spinning fundraiser.

Andy Curtis, 47, has always loved to fix bikes and has so far raised £350 for the Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk Samaritans with his skills.

Mr Curtis came up with the idea after he had a clear out and placed two bikes for sale outside his house on Shimpling Bridge, Great Barton.

Andy Curtis is donating profits from fixing and selling bikes to raise money for the Samaritans. Picture by Mecha Morton
Andy Curtis is donating profits from fixing and selling bikes to raise money for the Samaritans. Picture by Mecha Morton

“I did them up first and they sold straight away,” said Mr Curtis.

“I thought after that if anyone has old bikes they no longer need they can drop them off. I’ll give them a little cash if the bikes are worth anything, do them up and sell them.

“My wife is a Samaritan and all profits go to the local branch.

“I have sold about 20 since mid-August and also completed a couple of repairs.”

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