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SERVSC Celebrating 10 Years – 2011-2021

SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire is celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

The charity was established in 2011 by Bev Lambert from Alderton near Woodbridge. With a large number of biker-friends willing to join the group, the service started with Ipswich Hospital, shortly followed by the West Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds and then the Cambridgeshire hospitals of Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke and Papworth.

Since then, the charity has grown substantially.

Chairman Cindy Dickerson said, “It is so important to us that we have support from those we deliver to as well as our local communities. A service that started out to help our local hospitals transport urgently needed blood products out of hours has grown significantly. We are grateful and appreciate all those who have willingly helped us along the way either as volunteers or as supporters who have donated. They have helped save the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds allowing those funds to be diverted where they are needed most.”

To mark the occasion, we have released a video about what we do and are planning a Celebration Charity Dinner. Having thrived as an organisation during the last 12-18 very challenging months, we are looking forward to what the next 10 years and beyond brings as we continue to offer our service 24 hours a day, every day.

SERVSC Awarded the EAAA Most Inspirational Lifesaver Award

We were absolutely delighted to be told that the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity colleagues voted for SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire and Norfok Bloodbikes to jointly win the EAAA Most Inspirational Life Saver Award.

As volunteers, none of us do what we do looking for recognition but it is always rewarding to be acknowledged, especially by those we support.

We received this lovely letter from their CEO and an award certificate.

10,000 Task Completed To Date!

We completed our 10,000th task in the year of our 10th anniversary. Incredible considering it was only October when we hit our 9000th.
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who have supported SERVSC in achieving this significant milestone. The actual task was completed by our volunteer Logan delivering a box of blood to the West Suffolk Hospital.

New Van Delivered – Courtesy of the National Lottery Community Fund, Steven Eagell Toyota & Hudson’s Signs

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!

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The Big Co-Op Payout

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.

Co-Op – Register SERVSC here

To date the Co-Op and their customers have raised an incredible £7573.43!!

Thank you so much.

A huge thank you to BP Fuel

During April & May 2020 BP Fuel offered to provide fuel for all our liveried vehicles.
In 2021, once again BP are supporting all bloodrunner groups by offering free fuel for our liveried vehicles alongside all the emergency services.
Thank you so much for your very generous support BP which is worth between £200 and £500 per month to SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

New Liveried Bike – Courtesy of Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club and The Ipswich Greyfriars Roundtable

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.

Applegreen

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