Saving the NHS money one run at a time
SG Petch Middlesbrough and the Cleveland & North Yorkshire Blood Bikes have formed a partnership to save our NHS as much money as possible. Currently, the Bloodrun Charity, which was formed in 2010 and provides free out of hours transport service to aid the preservation of human life, saves the National Health Service around £70,000 per year.
General Manager Shaun Burke said: “Our initial engagement with Blood Bikes was to supply some raffle prizes to raise funds at the various functions that they constantly organise. It was after one such event whilst walking my dog that I noticed a Bloodrun Car. The car looked very old, but it made me check their website out to find a bit more information about the charity. It turns out that when the temperature is too low, they have to use a car rather than a motorbike. So I set the meeting up with some of the organisers. The people who run this charity are completely dedicated, and extremely professional. So without hesitation, I offered a car for them to use free of charge. They are saving the NHS lots of money at a time where our health system needs all the monetary support it can get. More importantly, these unpaid volunteers are saving lives. They do not know the meaning of the word “no” and indeed, have attended our very own breast cancer charity evening to help us raise funds.”
It later came to Shaun’s attention that his parts manager Chad Jackson, was also a volunteer rider giving up a lot of his free time to the charity. This provides further synergy and an even better link between the two organisations which makes it feel right.
SG Petch Middlesbrough are about to replace the first Hyundai i30 that they donated to the charity to a brand new 18 reg model, as the original car already has 11,000 miles on the clock in just 6 months.
To find out more about the Bloodrun Charity and see how you can help by donating or fundraising, please visit http://www.bloodrun.co.uk