Our Latest News and Fundraising Updates
Thank you so much to all our supporters, without you, we could not do what we do.
Our volunteer rider and drivers offer all their time and mostly use their own vehicles and fuel free of charge so why do we need to raise funds?
Our costs include training and safety equipment for our volunteers and insurances. We also run small fleet of vehicles that are used for tasks, fundraising, presentations and talks. The total cost of insuring and maintaining these vehicles together with costs associated with communication and IT are approximately £30,000 per year. This excludes replacing and upgrading vehicles and equipment.
Our Supporters and Sponsors
Our volunteers not only make the important deliveries to our Local NHS hospitals, Milk Banks and Air Ambulance Services, they also give up their time to attend fundraising events throughout the year, give talks to groups and even do a bit of fundraising themselves by cycling, running and of course, motorcycling.
We are always delighted and grateful to the individuals, organisations, and business who support us so generously.You can see on our social media the very kind moments we are presented with cheques, and even services for our operations.
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Thank you to the Co-Op in Mildenhall who nominated SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire as their chosen charity for a second year (2020). 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 thier 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. In 2019, we were delighted to receive an incredible £1467.19. Thank you. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/41611
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.
Unlucky for some but not SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, on Friday 13th March 2020 we completed our 8000th task to date! The occasion was passed quietly but none the less a huge achievement for everyone involved acknowledging not just the 8000 milestone but every volunteer who helped us to get to that number since 2011. Thank you!
We like to think our team of Controllers all get on well when they meet but for two of them they took this teamwork thing a whole step further by tying the knot! Congratulations to Alan and Stephanie from all of us at SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire!
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.
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.
We use old cuddly toys to support our fundraising events. We will be happy to arrange collection of any cuddly toys so they can redistributed to loving homes..
Any old mobiles, satnavs or tablets are cleared of data before being sold.
If you would like to support SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire with having one of our collection boxes, please contact us.We will arrange to have one delivered to you and we will be responsible for collecting and banking any donations that you collect on our behalf.