Urgent appeal to help our local Blood runners
Whilst COVID-19 rages on and we are slowly learning a new and somewhat brutal reality, we are starting to experience community cohesion the likes of which we have not experienced since WWII. But so much more will be asked of us before we see the back end of this major life event.
The obvious workers in the NHS like Doctors and nurses receive so much appreciation and support but there is an army of unsung heroes. Among this Elite groups of people you will find an organisation called SERV.
SERV stands for Service by Emergency Response Volunteers. It was founded in 1981 and has saved NHS Hospitals thousands of pounds which has enabled hospitals to divert funds where they are needed most.
These Volunteers use both cars and motorcycles for their services, in the most part that is the bikes and cars owned by, fuelled by and insured by their Volunteer riders/drivers
There are a number of similar groups operating countrywide. Each group performs a similar service, using motorcycles or cars to provide an out-of-hours 'medical essentials' service to hospitals and other health institutions within their area. The charities carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and scans. The service is offered free of charge to the NHS and all members are unpaid volunteers.
The Blood runners are so vital to this Bio-war effort, but because the service is run as a charity it is getting very little support. In spite of this pressing financial challenge the riders get on their bikes daily and put in the miles to get products, information, and supplies where it is most needed.
Our Workshop have already reached out to SERV Herts & Beds offering our mechanical and recovery service at a heavily discounted rate ,but it has come to our attention that help with the cost of fuel is badly needed.
So, with this in mind we are putting out an appeal for anyone to come forward with any ideas on how all of us in the motorcycle community can support the blood runners with fuel cost.