Each year Intel selects a signature charity for our employees to dedicate their combined efforts towards, providing volunteer time and funds raised through specially organised activities. For 2023 Blood Bikes East was selected and employees have been taking part in numerous events during the year to date to raise funds and generate awareness in support of the charity.
In what has become a much-anticipated annual event, and one of the highlights of the fundraising calendar, the Intel charity cycle took place on Friday 8th September. On what was a beautiful sunny day employees departed from the Intel campus in Leixlip and headed off on either a 50km or 90km cycle. Each of the routes culminated at Summerhill Community Centre in Co. Meath, a venue which kindly opened its doors to welcome the Intel cyclists and crew.
The cyclists were kitted out in a red and black jersey that incorporated the Blood Bikes East logo and colours.
This was the fourteenth year of the Intel charity cycle and employees once again demonstrated their commitment to our signature charity by coming out in great numbers to raise much needed funds.
Over €10,000 has been raised by the 150 people who took part this year. This will be combined with monies raised through other events with the total overall fundraising amount being revealed at the end of the year.
Blood Bikes East will also benefit from Intel’s unique initiative, the Matching Grants Program, which motivates employees to engage in volunteerism by providing cash grants to the organisations where the employees volunteer their time.
Blood Bikes East is an Emergency Rider Voluntary Service which aims to relieve sickness and protect health by the provision of transport of urgently needed blood, blood products, breast milk, patient records, scans and urgent medical equipment etc. The service transports these vital items between hospitals and blood transfusion banks in Dublin city and the greater Dublin area, free of charge.