Ansons Solicitors who have offices in Lichfield and Cannock, are long-time supporters of SSBB and over the last two years have held several fundraising events in aid of our charity.
Back in January 2014, when we were just starting out as a charity, Ansons, kindly donated a Sat Nav to us.
Following on from this, in April of that year Julie Tomasik from Ansons, embarked on her “Route 999” fundraising event, donning the bike gear and riding pillion on one of SSBB’s blood bikes to raise money for our charity. Julie, who had never ridden on a motorbike before, completed a 70 mile journey collecting donations from supporting estate agents and solicitors as they went.
But the biggest fundraisers were yet to follow; In March 2015, in a collaboration with Lichfield Ladies Circle, they held the “Pop in before you pop off” will writing event. The idea being that the public could pop in and make a will in return for a donation of just £20. Around 20 members of staff came in on their day off, and worked voluntarily and tirelessly all day in aid of our charity. 115 wills were written by the probate team in one day! Meaning an amazing £2300 was raised!
In April 2016 the event was repeated, this time at their Cannock branch, raising another unbelievable sum of £1900!
To date Ansons Solicitors have donated an incredible £6400 to SSBB. This enabled us to purchase a Honda Deauville blood bike, which in recognition of their amazing fundraising and support for SSBB over the last two years, was named “Anson”
Today, Blood Bike Anson serves the Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, covering Burton Lichfield and Tamworth completing lifesaving deliveries on a daily basis.