Simon Community receives e-bikes to help feed homeless

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

 Ten new e-bikes will enable staff and volunteers to travel for free in a safe and sustainable way between the Dublin Simon Community’s services.

The micromobility provider, Lime, has partnered with homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community to donate e-bikes, which will be used to transport food and supplies to those in need in the run up to Christmas.

Following the legalisation of e-scooters in Ireland, Lime has promised to give Dublin Simon Community staff and volunteers free access to its latest Gen4 e-scooters, alongside its e-bike donation. It has also appointed Dublin Simon Community as its “Lime Hero” partner, which means that vehicle users will be able to round their journey to the nearest euro, to provide a donation to the charity, which Lime will then match.

Stephanie Nolan, Dublin Simon Community’s Corporate Partnerships Manager said: “Our services are incredibly busy, especially at Christmas time. The donation of these e-bikes will support the transport of staff, volunteers and supplies between our services in a sustainable and efficient way, enabling our team to focus on making home a reality for our clients and residents.”

The partnership is part of Lime’s “Lend Me a Lime” initiative, which supports local charities and good causes by providing access to Lime’s vehicles, time and operational resources free of charge. It follows Lime’s recent investment of €10million in its Irish operations ahead of the legalisation of e-scooters.

 As Lime prepares to launch its e-scooter services in Ireland, it has also appointed Dublin Simon Community as its “Lime Hero” partner, which means local Lime users will be able to round their ride to the nearest € to provide a donation to the charity, which Lime will then match.

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