Annesley Williams Donate Skoda Yeti To Support Vital Blood Bikes East Work

Blood Bikes East are delighted to announce the sponsorship of an Emergency Medical Vehicle by Annesley Williams Skoda.

The Skoda Yeti was presented to BBE on the 24/02/2016 by Annesley Williams MD, Cian Bennis, Paul Connolly (Skoda Sales Manager) and Pat O’Neill (Skoda Specialist).

Brand New 161 Skoda Yeti Donated To Blood Bikes East

Annesley Williams Skoda

The Amazing 161 Skoda Yeti Donated On Long Term Lease
To BBE By Annesley Williams Skoda

Blood Bikes East had been seeking to acquire a 4-wheeled vehicle for some time. Motorbikes provide the most flexibility for getting around Dublin city and greater Leinster in most cases, however, on occasion hospitals may require a bulkier or more sensitive item to be transported, or the weather conditions may be too treacherous for a motorbike. In these scenarios a 4-wheeled vehicle will allow us to continue our vital work in supporting the hospitals and their patients across Leinster. The problem for a small charity like ours is that we do not have the funds to purchase such a vehicle and so we rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors.

Brendan Conroy (BBE Committee Member) approached Annesley Williams Skoda in late 2015. Following a discussion that was centred around explaining the work BBE carries out. Annesley Williams expressed how delighted they would be to help and within 3 months a brand new 161 Skoda Yeti was provided completely free of charge on long-term lease to BBE.

“You always hope that a company will appreciate the work that a charity does and will want to help,” said Brendan Conroy, BBE Committe Member. “However, if I am honest, I was surprised by how soon into the initial approach Annesley Williams seemed to not only understand the work we do, but embrace the idea so readily; after all we’re talking about a significant sponsorship.”

Official Hand-Over From Left To Right Alex Fegan and Brendan Conroy (BBE) Cian Bennis, Paul Connolly and Pat O'Neill (Annesley Williams Skoda) The Annesley Williams Skoda Team Trying Out 2 Wheels For A Change

Official Hand-Over
From Left To Right Alex Fegan and Brendan Conroy (BBE)
Cian Bennis, Paul Connolly and Pat O’Neill
(Annesley Williams Skoda)

The Annesley Williams Skoda Team
Trying Out 2 Wheels For A Change

Cian Bennis, Annesley Williams MD added, “It is not often that a company like ours is able to help the public in such a direct and vital way. We are amazed by the work that Blood Bikes East does and simply could not pass up the opportunity to be involved.”

Following the launch, Pat McCabe, Chairman for Blood Bikes East said, “We are so grateful to Annesley Williams  for their generosity. It is not an exaggeration to say that lives will be saved because we have this vehicle in our fleet. No longer will we have to refuse calls when the weather becomes too dangerous for our motorbikes. No longer will hospitals have to call on expensive courier services when they require bulkier items transported. We hope the people of Dublin appreciate their generosity as much as we do.”

The Skoda Yeti will go into operational service as of March 1st 2016. Look out for it, and give us a honk if you see it!

BBE Motorbike & BBE Car - Perfect Harmony Some Of The BBE Volunteers Who Attended The Official Hand-Over

BBE Motorbike & BBE Car – Perfect Harmony

Some Of The BBE Volunteers
Who Attended The Official Hand-Over

 


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