Robert Day, one of our new responders, is our fourth Volunteers Week feature. Here are a few words from Robert to explain why he volunteers for SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire:
“SERV is an organisation that I have always been interested in since its inception locally. Whilst working and heavily involved for 25 years with an Advanced Motorcycling Organisation in a training capacity, I was unable to meet the commitment needed.
Since retirement from work I have also retired from motorcycle training and subsequently become a volunteer in my local community with various projects within that community.
With the ability to now commit to becoming a SERV blood runner I applied and after a period of waiting due to over subscription in my area I have now been trained and am active.
Further to wanting to volunteer and in the meantime my youngest grandson at 3 years old contracted Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and underwent weeks of treatment at the wonderful Addenbrookes hospital from where I now collect blood products to transport to other hospitals in the region via the SERV team.”