There is a businessman I admire very much. Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic. Yesterday, he delivered the first batch of motorcycles that will help to bring much-needed medical support to small villages and communities in Kenya and throughout Africa. The money for the motorcycles was raised by customers contributing to Virgin Atlantic’s onboard charity appeal and by staff who took part in a wide range of fundraising events over the past year. The money was then donated to support the work of the charity “Riders for Health” which was selected by Virgin Group’s charitable arm Virgin Unite. “Riders for Health” has been working in Africa for 17 years and will buy and maintain the motorcycles. The motorcycles will enable a team of healthcare workers to provide rural communities with improved access to essential drugs and basic health services. Because many of the suffering who need help live in remote areas and are often many miles away from the closest hospital or clinic, these bikes will enable healthcare to get to the remotest of areas, quicker than it might otherwise. Each mobile health worker could potentially reach thousands of people each year, offering health education messages as well as vital medicines. The first 31 motorcycles provided are Honda C10’s which have been kindly assembled locally by Marshalls Ltd, the Honda agent for Nairobi.