Members Area – Chairman’s Update

CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE July 2019

Our group continues to expand its services in support of our regions NHS.  Since my last update we have launched our service supporting the local community hospitals and also expanded our Air Ambulance runs to six days a week.

Membership numbers continue to grow, which is excellent news for the group.  We are though always keen to hear from prospective members who are interested in becoming fundraisers and or controllers.  Both of these roles are vital to the group and if you think you might like to have a go, then do please get in touch via; enquiries@lrbloodbikes.org.uk

Later in August we will be joining up with the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire groups to celebrate National Blood Bike Day on the 16th and Pidcock Motorcycles have very kindly offered to host the day, at their dealership in Long Eaton.  This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the blood bike family and we hope you might be able to pop down to meet the teams.

In my last update, I was able to report that we had been provided with a new BMW F800.  It is with great excitement, that I am also very pleased to announce that our group has recently received its single largest donation of £20,000, which has enabled us to purchase a new Yamaha FJR 1300.

This is an incredible donation and one which enables us to provide a fourth motorbike to the fleet team and members of the group.  We hope to take delivery in early August and do please watch the website and our Facebook page for more details.

Our fleet currently comprises:
1. FJR1300 Yamaha
2. BMW 1200RT
3. BMW F800GT
4. Vauxhall Combo van
5. Mercedes Citan van (loaned from Reflex Vehicle Hire)

Do please try and make it to our next supporters meeting (date TBC), as it is always great to meet with you all and we plan to vary the content of these meetings and where possible, have a variety of speakers join us at the forthcoming meetings.  It is also a great platform to update you all on future plans for the group, as well as an opportunity for you to meet and chat with the committee and to share your thoughts and suggestions with us.

I’ll try and add other updates in the near future and if you want to get in touch with me, please use chairman@lrloodbikes.org.uk or if you use any of the committee emails  via the committee tab on this web site.

Thanks all

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)

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