A fantastic Christmas present arrived for Blood Bikes Manchester in the shape of a brand new Mercedes Vito van.
The van has been kindly purchased and donated by Dave Mylett, one of Blood Bikes new volunteers. This donation will complete their fleet and put the volunteer group in the best position ever to assist the NHS with their transportation needs. The van, working alongside the 5 motorcycles and 2 cars will not only be call out ready for larger consignments or bad weather, but will enable them to tow their display trailer to events in and around the Northwest to further promote the work they do whilst raising valuable funds.
Dave is no stranger when it comes to donating vehicles to Blood Bikes, having previously owned Manchester Medical Services which operated a fleet of ambulances and response vehicles, he donated in the past a couple of vehicles that were no longer required to his business.
A delighted Paul Redfern, Chairman of Blood Bikes Manchester, said , “I can’t believe that Dave has bought this vehicle for us which will help us out immensely in the future, an unbelievable act of kindness so close to Christmas and I really can’t express my thanks to him enough.”
Paul explained that, ‘Fundraising has now started to try to raise £1500 which will pay for a tow-bar, the vehicle livery and call out ready equipment. We are hoping to put the van in full service by the end of February 2019. The vehicle is operational now; and will be utilized for emergencies in case we have really bad weather over the winter period.’
Over the festive period, Blood Bikes Manchester volunteers operated a 24 hour service to the NHS and Hospices; all done completely free of charge, enabling funds saved in transportation costs to be used elsewhere, for example patient care or the purchase of specialist equipment.
Don’t forget if you would like to donate to Blood Bikes Manchester, just use the Facebook donate button, the QR Code on the front page of the website, Just Giving or direct to PayPal at email@example.com
If we could get 1500 people all donating £1 then the van will be completely funded and ready to go.