Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service

Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service

Charity information

Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service

Devon Freewheelers provides a free out of service to the NHS. The service operates between 5pm and 7am on weekdays and provides 24 hour cover at weekends and on bank holidays. The service is operated on motorbikes ridden by volunteers. The blood bikes carry, whole blood, medical samples, donor breast milk, medication and medical equipment.
We are also an approved supplier to the NHS Blood and Transplant Team.
We also supply blood to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance every 48 hours.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    We are a group of advanced riders who have come together to offer our time, skills and expertise, free of charge to provide an out of hours emergency response courier service to the NHS. This service is provided at no cost to the patient or the hospital that has requested our assistance. We do not receive any payments from the patient or hospital that has requested our assistance, nor do we receive any funding from any source for the service. All costs in providing the service have been covered by public donation or corporate sponsorship, shaking and rattling tins on street corners in our spare time, or even on occasion, we have put the fuel into the tank ourselves. We do this knowing that the beneficiary of our service will more than likely never know of our existence nor involvement in their recovery process, they will probably never meet us, and we rarely ever meet them. Most of us work full time jobs during the day, then in the evening we stand by our machines, ready and willing to take the call that may take us off into the night in all weather conditions to save a life. Our Motto is 'Riding for Life', some one else's.

  • Aims

    Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service aims to:

    • To provide a life saving service that benefits the entire county of Devon, its residents and visitors.
    • To provide a service tot he Nation Health Service Blood & Transplant Team. Transporting bloods, tissues, whole organs and special medical staff around the UK.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1138889

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 80

    Phone number: 0300 800 0105

    Address: Unit 15, Durham way. Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, Devon EX14 1SQ

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