An Post Staff Donate Their Bikes To Homeless Charities

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An Post staff have donated their bikes to homeless charities Dublin Simon and The Capuchin Centre.

They’re moving from bikes to electric trucks, vans and trikes, better suited to carrying parcels and packages.

The first batch of refurbished bikes were handed over in Dublin today.

More will be delivered to charities supporting people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation including Good Shepherd in Cork, COPE in Galway, Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust in the coming weeks.

Fr. Sean Donohoe, Co-Director of the Capuchin Day Centre, said: “In these difficult times more people are requiring our services.

“The bikes donated by An Post for our staff and volunteers will certainly help them to deliver and collect additional supplies at a faster pace across the city centre.

“We provide food parcels for up to 1,400 people so these work bikes will come in very handy.

“We appreciate any support that helps with what we do here.”

Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community said; “By donating bicycles to people in our services, An Post has demonstrated once again their creativity and dedication to ensuring that no member of our community feels disconnected.

“Throughout our partnership, An Post have applied their expertise and technology to give lifelines to those whom homelessness has pushed to the very margins of society.

“We thank An Post for their ongoing generosity and commitment to our community of care.”