7 October 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

An inspiring voluntary organisation which transports blood samples, breast milk for premature babies and medical supplies throughout local hospitals, has been named as the 2022 National Lottery Good Cause of the Year. The Monaghan-based, Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes was named National Lottery Good Cause of the Year and also won the Community category at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards ceremony which was held in Killsahee House Hotel in Co.Kildare on October 1st.

The National Lottery Good Causes Awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. The Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes are a voluntary organisation who transport blood samples, covid samples, breast milk for premature babies, medical supplies and blood for terminally ill children throughout local hospitals in Monaghan, Louth, Cavan and Meath.

Commenting on this year’s overall winner, Chair of the Judging Panel, Sonya Lennon, explained why Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes took home the top gong; “One man’s vision, determination and experience has created a voluntary organisation which saves and changes lives, and Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes have now established a template that can generate -island-wide impact across all communities,” she said. The National Lottery funding which is distributed through the HSE has enabled Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes to change one of their vehicles which had high mileage on it to a newer model. The impact on the community was immense as it enabled them to continue to save lives…

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