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Essential works - Sutton branch 27 June

Mansfield Building Society helps Notts Blood Bikes deliver more life-saving support to the NHS

Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust has donated £12,500 to Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes to add a new bike to its fleet.

Formed in 2013, Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes is a Registered Charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers providing a free, 24-hour, delivery service for the NHS in Nottinghamshire.

The charity’s riders and drivers undergo regular, documented training, ensuring the safe and effective transportation of vital items such as blood bags, frozen breast milk for premature babies, patient samples, and medication to name but a few.

Peter Hauton, Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes volunteer, explains:

“Our vehicles exist for the sole purpose of serving the NHS. During the Covid-19 pandemic, our workload increased three-fold and it became essential to increase the number of bikes in our service to continue providing cover 24 hours and day, 365 days a year. A huge donation like this from Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust, is quite simply, saving lives.”

Vickie Preston from Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust, commented:

“The Charitable Trust is proud to support the brilliant work that the Blood Bikes do in our Heartland area. With usual fundraising efforts severely thwarted during the pandemic, and with the Charity not receiving NHS or Government funding, their financial reserves were hugely depleted at a time when they were in the most demand.”

“As the need for the service continues to increase, we are thrilled this donation will allow the hard work the service does to continue in our local communities for years to come.”

If you would like to know more about volunteering for Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes, visit nottsbb.org

For more information about Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust, visit mansfieldbs.co.uk/charitable-trust-scheme

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