Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes are the proud and grateful recipients of a grant of £10,000 from the Morrisons Foundation.
The Morrisons Foundation was set up to support charities that improve people’s lives and awards grants for projects across England, Scotland and Wales. Since launching in February 2015 over £2.5million has been donated to support charities working tirelessly to make a positive difference in local communities.
SSBB benefit the lives of hundreds of patients undergoing vital tests in our local NHS hospitals, tests that require fast analysis and results so that treatment can commence without delay. The charity is run totally by volunteers giving of their time and effort to deliver urgent medical samples between hospitals in their area – Shropshire, Staffordshire and South Cheshire. They receive no government or NHS funding for their service and work hard to raise funds to ensure they deliver a professional and reliable service.
SSBB were keen to purchase a new motorbike, their existing fleet are almost all second hand bikes (often ex police/military bikes) with consequent high mileage and increasing maintenance costs. Martin Huxley, the Vice Chair of the charity says, “This grant is wonderful, it will enable us to purchase a new bike, enhancing our fleet and providing an even more reliable service to our local hospital trusts and hospices. We look forward to identifying the best motorcycle for our needs and, as with all our bikes, will be naming it, with the help of Morrisons staff and customers in Lawley.”