Our current CSR engagement is with a volunteering organisation close to our heart the Blood Bikes East. Blood Bikes East collects and delivers a wide range of items including blood products, breast milk, medical products, medication, samples for testing, test results and transplant-related tissue. Since its establishment in 2013, the voluntary charity has provided an essential service to hospitals across Dublin and surrounding areas, and will make its 10,000th completed medical transport before the end of August 2017 and saving the region's health services approximately €300,000 per year.
Along with with the leading insurer Zurich we have donated two new new, fully modified motorbikes to assist development of the Blood Bikes East's road fleet. The first bike is a Kawasaki GTR 1,400cc, which is needed to support BBE's growing demands for long distance linkups with their Blood Bike partner groups across the country. The second motorbike is a Honda Deauville 700cc, which will be used for city-wide transports. Both motorbikes will officially hit the roads in August and will replace older motorbikes which have reached the end of their usable life-spans.
The official hand-over of the new motor bikes took place on the 27th of July 2017 outside the very hard working St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. Representing Arachas Corporate Brokers was Billy Redmond, Director and Colm Blake, Marketing Manager at Zurich. Billy also works on a voluntary level as a member of the Blood Bikes East team of riders.