A little while ago Jenni Gwiazdowski started up the London Bike Kitchen and has been working tirelessly ever since to help people learn to fix their own bikes. She left her job so she could put more time into the bike kitchen and is one of the most amazingly supportive, enthusiastic and nice people in the cycling community.
The other night, as she worked late in the workshop, somebody stole her bike from outside the shop. We can all understand how that feels, especially as her bike was lovingly cared for with wheels she’d built herself.
The bike wasn’t insured as this was an expense Jenni couldn’t afford when leaving work as it was a choice between buying food or buying insurance.
Jenni gives so much, really doesn’t deserve to have her bike stolen and has no way of replacing it. She helps and supports everybody that comes into the Bike Kitchen including the pack of local kids that come to her to fix their bikes and pump up their tyres.
Please help me raise enough money to replace Jenni’s bike. It would mean a huge amount to me and I’m sure to her too. Anything you can afford would be so gratefully received!
Having recently spent an afternoon in the Kitchen building a bike, I can only agree with Beth’s sentiments. Click through here to contribute.
Update! Beth’s initial target of £1000 has been achieved within 24 hours. That is pretty amazing, thanks to everyone who donated.