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 £40,000 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.
What have we been up to lately?
2021 saw us complete another record breaking year with 2111 tasks completed, moving 3333 consignments, taking on more volunteers than ever and all in our tenth anniversary year. None of this would be possible without our incredible, dedicated and passionate volunteers. Thank you to our responders, controllers, fundraisers and Trustees.
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.
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.
Our busiest year by far! Our volunteers completed 2082 tasks covering more than 120000 miles.
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!
You can donate easily, using the link below to our CAF Donate Online Fundraising page.
Thank you for your support.
Any old mobiles, satnavs or tablets are cleared of data before being sold..
Use the contact us button above and will be happy to arrange collection locally or advise you where you can send them.
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.