Blood Bike Day Today August 11th is the annual national recognition day for all the blood bike groups up and down the country who provide their time and services free to their local communities to ensure we are there when you need our life saving service. Checkout facebook and twitter posts today using #bloodbikeday A BIG thank you to our band of volunteers whether riding, taking the calls from hospitals to co-ordinate the riders, and of course our fundraisers and supporters who ensure we can run 365 nights of the year.
Choose Us for your Local Co op Community cause! Freewheelers have been nominated as one of the local causes in the Co op Community Fund, this is for our West patch area, so if you live within approx.15 miles of Taunton, then you will see us listed on the local causes along with other local charities. This is where we need your help as by choosing us, Co op donate 1% of spend at their local stores. Go to Choose your Local Cause and select Freewheelers EVS. Our bikes are planning to visit the local stores so you can come and have a chat and find out more about how we serve your local community. So please take 5 mins to vote for us and spread the word.
Easter Draw Update Thanks to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket to win £250 worth of goodies from Sainsbury East Filton. The draw has now taken place and the lucky winner will be arranging a shopping spree very soon. Thankyou for your support which raised £228.aster
WINNERS! On tonight's ITV West Country news the results of the voting from the #PeoplesProjects were announced, our project Wheels to save lives was one of the three winners in our region. Woo hoo, we are so excited at the prospect of two new bikes for our fleet to help continue delivering and expanding our free life saving service to the local communities. Massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped spread the word and gathered in the votes - we don't know the final count itself so will let you know when we do.
The People's Projects Update Thanks to all our volunteers, supporters, their families, friends, work colleagues who have been frantically voting for us in the ITV West Country region for our people's project Wheels to save lives. The voting has now closed and votes are being counted...... drum roll ...... We will all have to watch the ITV West Country news from 6pm tomorrow April 6th to find out how we got on. Fingers and toes crossed to see if we secured enough votes for our project to be funded.
News Flash! We have been nominated in the #peoplesprojects to win £30,000 to fund two new bikes for our life saving service. We now need YOUR VOTE to win in our region, so please go to the Peoples projects website and vote for us. Our project name is Wheels to save lives. Voting starts on Monday 20th March at 9am until Monday April 3rd and you can see a video of what we do and how it benefits the communities we support. The same feature will also be shown at 6pm on ITV West Country on Friday March 24th. We will remind you don't worry ! To vote - you just need an email address, or we can provide freepost voting cards if you prefer. Please share the message out to your friends and family and supporters - just contact us via our website for leaflets / posters to help publicise this fantastic opportunity.
Air Ambulance initiative In August 2015 Freewheelers EVS started working with both the Great Western Air Ambulance and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Freewheelers EVS delivers fresh whole bloods to both organisations every night, returning any unused bloods to the Southmead Hospital blood bank, 365 days a year. The additional cost is provided free of charge to the Air Ambulances and the NHS.
Taunton Moose International Moose members in Taunton have had another successful year in our endeavours to promote our aim of caring and sharing in our local community and at a national level. We have held various fund raising events and, while having fun, have also, thanks to all the support we have received at our events, raised money for local groups. The picture was taken at our AGM at the end of March when the men and ladies of Moose donated money £4000 to local groups. The picture shows the representatives of the groups who received the money. From the left Richard Reeves - Freewheelers, Judy Ware – Moose Lady’s Circle President, Major Sue Camp-Richards – Salvation Army, Rosie Hather- Taunton Association for the Homeless, Roger Baker – Taunton President, Vanessa Marchmant – S.U.R.E. and David Hobbs – Freewheelers.
Emergency Services Reception Freewheelers Members attending the Emergency Services Reception at Grove House which was organised by the Mayor & Mayoress of Weston-super-Mare to say a big thank you to all the Emergency services in the area. It also provided a great opportunity to network with colleges from other local services. Freewheelers would also like to thank the Mayor for their continued support as we have been their a chosen Charity in the past years. Pictured are; Mayor of Weston-super-mare Cllr Roz Willis with Freewheelers Richard Reeves, Colin Stone & Dave Hobbs.