Severn Freewheelers

Registered Charity Number 1120999

Total raised
£1342.00 + £160.00 Gift Aid = £1502.00
Fundraising
£500.00
+ £116.25 Gift Aid
Donations
£842.00
+ £43.75 Gift Aid

About Severn Freewheelers

We are the regional Blood BIke charity serving the counties of Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester and North Wiltshire. Severn Freewheelers EVS provides a lifesaving service to the NHS, is provided free of charge and funded entirely by public donation and sponsorship. We are often referred to as Blood Bikes or Blood Runners but we do much more, transporting test samples, patient notes, X-rays, frozen human milk and other essential medical supplies. In 2018, we made over 4,500 deliveries, covering a distance of some 150,000 miles.

 

SF EVS operates a fleet of eight, specially adapted BMW R1200RT-P and BMW F800  motorcycles, equipped with high-visibility markings, blue lights and sirens for emergency use, which enable us to save lives by delivering urgently required items safely and promptly. If our service did not exist hospitals would be forced to use costly and potentially slow taxis or commercial couriers.

 

Severn Freewheelers EVS is run entirely by volunteers. Not one single member benefits financially from the operations of the charity, every penny donated goes entirely towards the running costs. All our riders hold an advanced motorcycling qualification, e.g. the advanced riding test by RoSPA or the IAM. We also have a team of fund raisers and telephone coordinators – both vital to running the service. Incoming requests from hospitals are categorised by the on-duty coordinator as non-urgent, urgent, or emergency and the nearest of our three (four at weekends) on-duty bikes is dispatched to assist.

 

We need to raise around £70k per annum in order to run the service and we budget to replace our motorcycle fleet every two / three years

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