The Library is pleased to announce that we are working with Blood Bikes Wales to provide storage for their motorcycles.
Blood Bikes Wales is a 100% volunteer operated charity, based in Wales, that provides a completely free of charge, rapid response, courier service to the NHS, and the Library is glad to be able to support this essential and life-saving work by providing a secure and convenient storage facility.
Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian at the National Library of Wales said:
“The Library welcomes this special partnership with Blood Bikes Wales and the opportunity to co-operate here in Aberystwyth. It is an excellent opportunity to support the local community and offer a home to this important voluntary charity which provides a key service to Bronglais Hospital and the NHS in Wales. We are facing challenging times with regard to funding services of all kinds and sharing resources in this way is more important than ever for maximising the benefit for the people of mid Wales and the wider community.”
Mathew Leeman, Blood Bikes Wales Area Representative, said:
“On behalf of the Aberystwyth Blood Bike Group may I express my gratitude to the National Library of Wales for their generous support in providing us with accommodation for our two Blood Bikes and associated equipment. I sincerely thank everyone involved in enabling this exciting partnership, and for their hard work to ensure the move to our new operating base was completed quickly and efficiently with absolutely no disruption to the daily service we provide to the NHS.”
The local Aberystwyth group of Blood Bikes Wales currently comprises 20 riders, 2 controllers, and a dedicated support team of fundraisers and admin volunteers and is the smallest Blood Bike group in Wales despite covering the largest geographical area. This small team of volunteers are essential for the continued service provided by Blood Bike Wales to Bronglais Hospital, smaller hospitals in the area, Minor Injury units and Integrated Care Centres in the region. Typically the Aberystwyth volunteers respond to in excess of 600 calls a year, with the riders covering approximately 25,000 miles annually.
Blood Bikes Wales is a Non-profit Charity, Registered with the UK Charity Commission. For more information about Blood Bikes Wales and the work that they do visit the Blood Bikes Wales website.
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