Tenants Fuel Blood Bikes!
Freebridge Community Housing tenants in Downham Market recently raised nearly £1,000 for SERV, the Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers Blood Bikes through their recent fundraising activities.
The group of tenants including Evie Lusha, Hilda Eagling, Ron Jordan and Angela Jordan baked and sold cakes, organised a tombola and raffle along with a host of other stands including West Norfolk Knitters.
On the day £942.70 was raised, which was rounded up by the support schemes social club to £1,000. SERV were delighted with the donation, which equated to an entire month of fuel for the organisation.
Robert Clarke, Director of Housing at Freebridge commented: “Yet again our tenants have shown how much is possible if people work together. To be able to donate so much money to this fantastic charity is incredible. The hard work it took to organise the day is plain to see and all those involved should be immensely proud of what has been achieved.”
Tenant and organiser, Angela Jordon went on to say: “After a lot of preparation we were really pleased to see we had good weather on the day! It was amazing to find out that we raised £942.70, so the social club made it up to a £1,000. The SERV volunteers who came were over the moon that we had raised so much! Thank you to all the helpers and supporters. They made the day a total success and will make a bigger difference to the lives of people in our area.”
SERV is a registered charity run by local volunteers that transports blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines, factor VIII, donor breast milk and any other urgently required medical items to hospitals - at night, daytime weekends and bank holidays. This service is provided completely free of charge. SERV is run by dedicated volunteers, who provide a service that has saved many lives, with no government funding. All of the organisations costs are met by donations from members of the public and through corporate sponsorship.