The Sureserve Foundation is delighted to offer £1,000 of funding to a Lincolnshire charity that helps transport urgently needed blood, drugs, human tissues and more recently COVID-19 test kits to hospitals and healthcare facilities.
The Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service (LEBBS) is a charity organisation run solely by volunteers which is now doing extra work to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. It provides a free courier service for when official contracts aren’t available, with 119 active volunteers ranging from riders/drivers, shift controllers, fundraisers and committee members.
With a mixed fleet of vehicles, 11 bikes and five cars, LEBBS is currently providing a 24/7 service to the NHS during lockdown, transporting blood, platelets, breast milk, pharmaceuticals and now a daily transportation of COVID-19 samples between hospitals, including taking extra special precautions to help the NHS with infection control. This has seen a huge increase in demand for its service since mid-March.
We would like to thank James Taylor – Electrical Supervisor at Aaron Services and also a volunteer with the LEBBS – who got in touch with the Foundation to highlight the fantastic work that the LEBBS is doing, and it is hoped that the funding will go some way to helping with fuel costs, maintenance and upkeep of their vehicle fleet and the continuation of this vital service, during this difficult period.