Freewheelers blood bikes get funding boost

PUBLISHED: 18:44 28 June 2017

The coffee morning was held in Portishead.

The coffee morning was held in Portishead.

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A life-saving service has received a large fundraising boost, thanks to tea and coffee-drinkers.

Freewheelers Emergency Volunteer Service sees blood transported by motorcyclists to ensure stocks are there for medics when required.

It is manned and run entirely by volunteers and operates at times when normal NHS workers are not available, such as night-times and weekends.

Heather Weston, who lives in Charlcombe Rise in Portishead, was inspired to help the service when she met one of the volunteers.

She invited friends and neighbours to a coffee morning and together they managed to raise £257.

Steve Brown, of the Freewheelers, also attended and explained the service delivers vital supplies of blood, medical samples, instruments and drugs to hospitals throughout the South West.

Heather thanked all her friends and neighbours for their support, plus Steve and all the Freewheelers for the ‘marvellous’ work they do.

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