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  • RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’

    RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’ Broadcaster, comedian and Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteer PJ Gallagher is yet again on board the RNLI’s ‘Mayday’ appeal, which this year will be online due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the lifeboat charity is urging people to raise funds from home. ‘It is difficult for charities at the moment as the current restrictions mean that we ... Continue Reading →

  • APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS

    APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS Applegreen Ireland is supporting Blood Bike Leinster by providing free fuel to their volunteers who are currently transporting tests kits between test centres and laboratories, during this COVID-19 crisis. Fergus Lennon, Volunteer and Director of Blood Bike Leinster, expressed his thanks to Applegreen for coming to their aid in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our ... Continue Reading →

  • MAXOL FUELS BLOOD BIKES EAST DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

    MAXOL FUELS BLOOD BIKES EAST DURING COVID-19 CRISIS Following a call for donations during the Covid-19 crisis from Blood Bikes East, due to an upsurge in demand for their services, The Maxol Group has offered to provide fuel to the voluntary organisation for its fleet of emergency medical transport. Blood Bikes East’s work is 100% funded by sponsorships and donations, and fuel is one of the ... Continue Reading →

  • NEW CHAIR OF AIRPORT FIRE CHIEFS OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR 2020

    NEW CHAIR OF AIRPORT FIRE CHIEFS OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR 2020 Promoting excellence in aviation firefighting and providing platforms to engage with the industry are the main priorities for the Airport Fire Officers’ Association during 2020, according to new Chairman John Purdy. Purdy, who has taken over from Gatwick Airport’s Chief Fire Officer Simon Petts after four years in the role, was the Airports Commercial Training Manager ... Continue Reading →

  • DRONES TO TRANSPORT LIFESAVING BLOOD AND CHEMOTHERAPY KITS

    DRONES TO TRANSPORT LIFESAVING BLOOD AND CHEMOTHERAPY KITS A partnership of four councils in England’s south coast has launched a bid to carry out the first UK trials using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transport vital medical equipment between hospitals and GP surgeries. The move could see the National Health Service NHS start to deliver lifesaving blood samples and chemotherapy kits, to dramatically transform the ... Continue Reading →