Official release from Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes Communications.
Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes have received a vitally needed gift
donation in time for Christmas to support their free-of-charge transportation
service to hospitals and hospices in the region.
West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists, a member group of IAM Roadsmart,
presented a cheque for £1200 at Overgate Hospice to support the ongoing
voluntary work of the Yorkshire Blood Bike Charity.
Neil Clarkson of WYAMs commented: “Not only do we train Advanced
Motorcyclists who go on to volunteer for Whiteknights, but we understand the
financial pressure the lack of fundraising this year has caused Whiteknights.
It’s a fantastic charity that benefits patients and we are delighted to
have spent the entire year fundraising for them.”
Pictured are Becki Marren, Business Partnerships Manager of Overgate
Hospice, Whiteknights’ West Yorkshire Regional Manager, Andy Dickens and Neil
Clarkson of WYAMs,
Well done to all our remarkable volunteers in South Yorkshire who have
made 800 free-of-charge to the NHS journeys, to transport blood test samples
from the temporary site at Sheffield Arena to Sheffield Hospitals.
In this short video, Whiteknights’ South Yorkshire Regional Manager, Roy
Clark speaks about the achievement.
Volunteer motorcyclists carry 800 free-of-charge journeys to transport
blood samples since the start of the first lockdown.
As the temporary Phlebotomy Testing site at the Sheffield Arena
relocates and the involvement of Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes comes to a
close, the Yorkshire Blood Bike charity announce a grand total of 800 voluntary
journeys transporting blood samples to Sheffield hospitals.
Whiteknights South Yorkshire Regional Manager, Roy Clark commented:
“It’s been a real privilege to support Sheffield patients and Sheffield
Hospitals by transporting blood samples every hour free-of-charge to the NHS.
“Our volunteers have been so enthusiastic and have shown a great deal of
commitment to provide this transportation service on a daily basis since the
temporary site at the Arena opened earlier this year.
“We’ve had such positive feedback from Clinical staff saying how
reliable and rapid our blood bike service has been and has really contributed
to the speed in which patients could receive their blood test results.”
South Yorkshire Whiteknights will now focus on their usual out-of-hours
service, overnight and 24 hours at weekends.
Pictured on their final shift transporting blood samples from the Arena are Whiteknights Volunteer bikers, Mark Llewellyn and South Yorkshire Regional Manager,Roy Clark.