January 24, 2020 9.56 am This story is over 51 months old

Big donation buys two motorbikes for Lincoln blood charity

It will help the unsung heroes do what they do best: Save lives

A generous donation of £14,700 has bought two new bikes for a Lincoln charity which saves lives by transporting blood.

Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service (LEBBS) provides a speedy out of hours service with their volunteer team of riders.

The big donation will take the charity’s fleet of bikes up from nine to 11, with a further five cars as well to cover the whole region.

Morrisons’ Foundation made the donation, which will help the team transport blood from Lincoln County Hospital to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance’s base at RAF Waddington as well as other NHS facilities.

Wendy Hunsley, fundraising coordinator at LEBBS, said: “LEBBS feel very privileged to receive funds from the Morrisons Foundation which have enabled us to replace two of our motorcycles.

“The new bikes, which we’ve named ‘William’ and ‘Sir Ken’ in recognition of the founder of Morrisons and his son, will enable our volunteers to provide a reliable service.”

Alison Kilmore, a Morrisons community champion, presented the donation to the charity. She said: “I’m delighted that the Foundation has been able to help such a great local charity.

“Knowing the impact these bikes will have really does make me proud.”

The blood bikes charities across the UK take on more and more jobs every year from nearly 25,000 in 2012 to nearly 74,000 in 2017.