Successful donation campaign at star stations in and around Hamburg will take place for the fourth time in 2021. More than 120 roadworthy bicycles were collected last year.
Elmshorn, April 29, 2021 – What should you do with your used bikes? If you don't want to simply dispose of your roadworthy bicycle, you can bring it to selected star petrol stations in and around Hamburg from the beginning of May to the end of September. Old bicycles will be collected at a total of nine collection points and donated to a good cause. The non-profit organisation Westwind Hamburg e.V. restores the bikes to a roadworthy condition for their new owners. With the joint donation campaign, the star petrol stations want to help providing more freedom of movement to those in need.
At star, it means taking a two-wheeler instead of a four-wheeler to the petrol station – last year more than 120 bicycle donations were collected this way. The latest collection campaign is now starting in collaboration with Westwind Hamburg e.V. "After a total of 440 bicycles have been donated over the past three years, it only makes sense for us to continue the campaign. With the donations, we would like to make our contribution to the mobility of the people of Hamburg and help those who cannot afford a bicycle,” explains Waldemar Bogusch, CEO of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH and its petrol station brand star. "We look forward to improving the quality of life of those in need through this campaign." This new-found mobility gives them the opportunity to take part in public life in a big city, to meet friends, or just to move and get some fresh air.
As a small thank-you, all donors will receive a little surprise directly at the star collection points, like a repair kit, a bell, a lamp, or reflective tape for their own bike. More information about the promotion at: https://www.star.de/aktuelles/westwind-aktion/
The collection points in and around Hamburg
These 9 of more than 30 star petrol stations in the region participate in the collection during business hours (see petrol station finder at star.de):
star petrol stations in Hamburg:
- Baumeisterstraße 4
- Bargteheider Straße 67
- Neuwiedenthaler Straße 131
- Kieler Straße 206
- Luruper Chaussee 18-22
star petrol stations in the surrounding area:
- Neu Wulmstorf: Hauptstraße 20
- Uetersen: Jahnstraße 13
- Elmshorn: Köllner Chaussee 98
- Wentorf: Alter Frachtweg 1
In addition, the main collection point of Westwind Hamburg e.V. accepts bicycles every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Westwind Hamburg e.V. on Kronsaalsweg 45, 22525 Hamburg.
Westwind Hamburg e.V. provides bicycles to those in need
Since its founding in Hamburg in 2015, the Westwind organisation has played a central role in the region, supporting people in need with bicycles as a means of transport. With over 2,750 donated bikes since the organisation was founded, Westwind shows that the project of giving bicycles to people in need, in exchange for a small fee, makes an important step towards integration. Around 30 volunteers from all over Hamburg restore the bikes to road-ready condition.
People in need can contact Westwind Hamburg directly via email at warteliste@westwind- hamburg.de and must provide evidence of a social security notice or refugee ID. Due to the currently very high demand, there may be longer waiting times. More information at: www.westwindhamburg.de
star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003 and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN S.A., which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), with an annual turnover of EUR 19 billion in 2020.
PKN ORLEN is a leading player on the fuel and energy market and is listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100.
The Group owns state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure, capable of producing more than 35 million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum and of marketing its products through the CEE-region’s largest network of more than 2,800 modern petrol stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries around the world on 6 continents. 55 percent of the company's revenues are generated outside the country.
For the last few years, ORLEN has been established as the most valuable brand in Poland. PKN ORLEN is also the only company in the region that has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ for the sixth time in a row by the American Ethisphere Institute.
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
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