Our chosen charity for 2019 is Freewheelers EVS (Blood Bikes)
We are delighted to select a chosen charity to support during the year ahead – Freewheelers EVS.
This year we will be supporting our regions unsung heros at www.freewheelers.org.uk
Freewheelers are also known as Blood Bikes.
It’s rare to see one as they operate mostly at night and weekends – and all run by volunteers!
The team of men and women are based all over the South West with blood bike charities all over the UK too. They exist purely on charitable donation with no financial help from the NHS or the government. We are delighted to support them.
Our own MD, Matt, is also a blood biker. Matt said in a statement. “I’m delighted that we as a team can support a charity that is very dear to me. Some years ago I was taken ill with suspected meningitis and my blood was taken. I was told the sample would be rushed to a pathology lab on motorbike for analysis. I just thought this was cool despite not being well. Years later I bumped into a group of volunteers fund raising for Freewheelers and I was stunned that the whole operation was run by folk giving up their time for free to support the NHS in this way and save lives. I thanked them all personally!”
Matt went on to volunteer and is now an advanced motorcyclist and fundraiser and rider with the charity. He is also serving as Vice Chairman for a third term.
Matt goes on to say, “By supporting Freewheelers we hope to raise awareness locally that the charity exists and needs our support. We hope our customers will get behind us and help by donating too. We will be inviting our customers to make a donation at our open events and when they book.”
You can find out more about the amazing work done often under darkness at the freewheelers website. You can also make a donation at our open events or by popping into our offices.
Visit the website : https://www.freewheelers.org.uk/