Our busiest year by far! Our volunteers completed 2082 tasks covering more than 120000 miles.
Despite a challenging year, a significant grant from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to replace one of our ageing vans.
This donation means the precious funds we raised prior to 2020 can be used to support our operating costs and keep the service we are providing running.
Many thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for making this possible and for the support we have received from Steven Eagell, Toyota and Hudson’s Signs in getting it on the road looking so good!
Thank you once again to the Co-Op for choosing SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire as one of their supported charities. When Co-Op members shop with any qualifying Co-Op store, 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund.
You can use the link below if you want your 1% to support SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. It costs just a £1 for you to join.
To date the Co-Op and their customers have raised an incredible £6342.62!! Thank you so much.
With effect from 1st April, all our liveried vehicles have been made exempt from vehicle excise duty following the budget announcement in 2019 to support the work of bloodbike charities. This exemption will align our vehicles with other emergency vehicles such as police vehicles, fire engines and ambulances.
During the Covid-19 Virus BP Fuel have offered to provide fuel for all our liveried vehicles during the course of the pandemic together with other emergency service vehicles. Through BP’s own fuel cards and an arrangement with fuel card provider Allstar whose cards we use, they are allowing ambulance, fire, police service and Livieried Bloodbike Charity vehicles to fill up without being charged for the cost of fuel at BP’s network of 1,200 retail sites nationally wef 21st March. This very generous offer is much appreciated during a time when our fundraising activities have had to cease and is worth between £200 and £500 per month to SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We would like to thank BP Fuel for their support.
We are delighted to complete updating our fleet of liveried bikes with our fourth Yamaha FJR1300 purchased through the very generous donations from CCMC and the Ipswich Greyfriars Roundtable. These bikes are supplied to us by Yamaha fully liveried and with a rack tested to carry the weight of the precious cargo we deliver to our NHS Hospitals and milk banks.
The bike has gone into service immediately and will be based in the Ipswich area.
Huge thanks to the staff at Applegreen and Kate’s Cabin on the A1 at Peterborough. With the help of their generous customers who regularly donate to SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire they sponsor one of our bloodbikes. Their donations pay for the fuel used by this bloodbike which is based in the Peterborough area and used to transport blood, blood products, samples and donated breast milk.
They also recently spent a whole week ‘cycling’ from John O’Groats to Lands End raising an incredible £2810.00
You can find out more about the Applegreen Charity Fund and how they support their local communities here www.applegreenstores.com/uk/charity