Yeovil motorbike heroes receive £5k donation

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By abbie_yeovil | Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:44

A local team of bikers dedicated to delivering emergency medical supplies have received a £5,000 boost.

The Yeovil Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service operates a fleet of motorcycles providing an out-of-hours courier service between hospitals and patients.

They face all weather conditions to deliver urgently need medical items such as blood, biological samples, medicines and x-rays across the South West.

Recently, The Friends of Yeovil Hospital have donated £5,000 to the team to aid the valuable work they do in the Yeovil community.

The Friends' Chairman, Anne Bennett, said: "If everyone knew what terrible weather a biker has to go through sometimes to deliver some vital medication or a specific set of instruments, we would all be very grateful.  

"They benefit patients and the hospital – they responded to 1014 call outs in 2012 alone, approximately saving the Trust £70,000."

Tony Haywood of the Freewheelers said "We are very grateful to the Friends at Yeovil for their donation.  

"We shall use the money to help buy specially designed boxes to carry valuable medical supplies and blood products."

The Yeovil Freewheelers has been running as a registered charity for 33 years and is funded entirely by donations.

Riders do regular runs to Bristol, weekly to Oxford and further afield as far as Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester – wherever medical supplies are needed. 

      

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