Shoppers in Nailsea support blood bikes

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 October 2018

Colin Stone with his BMW RT 12cc biek he uses for FreeWheelers at  Nailsea International bike show. Picture: Jeremy Long

Colin Stone with his BMW RT 12cc biek he uses for FreeWheelers at Nailsea International bike show. Picture: Jeremy Long

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A Nailsea store has donated funds to an emergency medical charity.

The Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service (EVS), also known as the blood bike, is one of Budgens’ chosen charities for its Love Local token campaign.

Customers at the store, which is in Bristol Road, choose which cause they would like to support by using one of the pink Love Local tokens.

Staff from Budgens donated £88 to the charity which provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals.

The donation means the Freewheelers EVS will be able to meet the cost of providing one blood bike service for one week.

A Budgens spokesman said: “Through our Love Local token scheme we give back to the organisations within our community.

“We believe it’s important we support the right people, so what better way to do this than allow our customers to choose the charities they wish to support.”

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