National Lottery donates £10,000 to Blood Bikes

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Published on 1 September 2017 by Robert Drane

The National Lottery has donated £10,000 to the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes to help fund the replacement of two motorcycles.

Speaking to Herald Scotland, Dave Hook, D&G Blood Bikes Chairman, said: “We are so pleased to receive this support from the National Lottery. We are a charity that provides a free, lifesaving service to the NHS and patients in our region.

“The funding we have received will be used to replace two of our older Yamaha FJR1300s, which means we have the most reliable bikes on the road transporting urgent samples, blood products and medical equipment.”

The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes is supported by 2,700 unpaid volunteers throughout the UK, who transport blood and other essentials to NHS hospitals. Last year, the group served more than 56,000 requests from the NHS.

Recently, BMF member Colette Falloon decided to train for Blood Bikes in memory of her brother – read her story here.