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Alice Dixson helps raise funds to buy safety gear for bikers amid COVID-19

/ 12:55 PM July 30, 2020
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Alice Dixson is helping raise funds to provide safety gear for those who have turned to biking to get around the metro amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress appealed to her fans and followers to donate to the cause via her Facebook post yesterday, July 29. She also highlighted how biking is an important mode of transportation for Filipinos.

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“Since the pandemic started, this Outreach Program in the Philippines, thousands upon thousands of Filipino commuters have been without public transport,” she said.

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“Unlike riders in more affluent countries, the Filipino working class cannot afford to gear up for their bike rides — the bike itself already takes up a whole month’s wages,” Dixson pointed out.

The actress has teamed up with Bambu Technologies, a company that produces bamboo bike frames, for the initiative. They aim to raise enough money to provide 420 sets of safety gear to the “displaced commuters in Metro Manila.” Each set includes one helmet and a pair of lights.

Those interested in helping the effort may course their donations through the group’s crowdfunding page.

Aside from Dixson, Gretchen Ho also recognizes the importance of bikes as a mode of transportation, especially during the current health crisis. Ho gave away two bikes to two “no work, no pay” employees last month to help them get to their workplaces amid the pandemic.  /ra

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