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Scooter test track to cricket test match

Taking place at a well-known shopping centre, Firecracker Works were tasked with designing and building a pop-up e-scooter test track.

The test track was set up to educate the public on safe scooter driving (with helmets) as well as create awareness around how easy it is to access sustainable mobility in London. The 100m course was designed to reflect the city it was set in and included a double-decker bus, a mini Tower Bridge, parked cars, forks in the road, roundabouts, cycle lanes, traffic lights and cobbles.

Firecracker didn’t just get in touch with Event Cycle at the end of the event, we were involved right from the beginning before anything was built. We were able to advise on the types of materials and props which would be suitable for donation as well as get in touch with not-for-profit organisations ahead of time to make sure collection could happen within a timeframe that worked for the project.

Two charities benefited from the project, with one item off to We R here and the remaining items going to The Mintridge Foundation.

We R Here

We R Here work with children, young people and families who have been affected by significant trauma including domestic abuse, grief, loss and trauma. The specialist support and therapy is the only service of its kind working with children and young people in its area. The service puts on workshops, provides counselling, family group work as well as putting on community events in their building and grounds.

“We are so looking forward to using this wonderful prop as we provide play therapy for the children that access our service. It will allow us to offer different activities, whilst keeping the environment fun for the children accessing therapy. It will also be a fabulous focal point for our family days! Thank you!”
Lydia Brown, WE R HERE, Marketing and Communications Officer

The Mintridge Foundation

The Mintridge Foundation is a charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. They provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.

The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation.

Through its team of ambassadors, including Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars, the foundation works with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK.

The items donated from the Firecracker event will be used for a number of different reasons, largely associated with the growing fundraising events in the Mintridge calendar. Recently, at a T20 Cricket Tournament, Mintridge wanted to create a buzz and feel close to the Hundred with an archway for the batters to run through. This added an extra to the community buzz and made the players feel like they were part of something very special.

The archways and stage will be in place at local walking and cycling events in the post-Covid era as this small charity has big ambitions.

“We have great plans here at the Mintridge Foundation to help grow the awareness of what we do and ensure that great quality is at the forefront of what we do, whether that is in our programmes or through our fundraising initiatives. Thanks to Event Cycle, we are able to grow our stock to enhance our experiences for our students and fundraisers, something that we would have struggled to do otherwise.”
Alex Wallace, Managing Director, The Mintridge Foundation

Thank you again to the team at Firecracker for their continued work with Event Cycle to reduce event waste and create a social impact in the process.


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