Bell Bay Aluminium’s brilliant bike donation

Bell Bay Aluminium’s leadership team built and donated eight bikes to StGiles after a two-day team building workshop at the Tramsheds in Launceston this week .

The team from Bell Bay Aluminium with the completed bikes.

StGiles will use the bikes for their after school groups, camps and in conventional physiotherapy sessions in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie.

The community minded corporate training saw children’s bikes built by five groups of five and required teamwork, including finding all the bike parts while blind-folded (without speaking).

The training was provided by Beyond the Boardroom, executive programs, who deliver workshops nationally including Mental Toughness and Mindfulness for Clarity and Focus.

Final checks before handing over the donation.

The bike building gave participants the chance to test their problem solving, communication, collaboration, trust, project planning and negotiation skills.

Team building that gives back to community was embraced by Bell Bay Aluminium, who also donated bikes to George Neighbourhood House.

StGiles chief executive Andrew Billing said growing corporate community awareness through bike building gave corporate groups more than team building.

One of the teams at work on completing their bicycles.

“This type of training definitely helps StGiles and the leadership team from Bell Bay Aluminium create something meaningful for children who may not have access to a bike at home,’’ Mr Billing said.