Local, award winning, family business Reays (a BECBC member) was proud to present Chairperson, Anne Marie Moffat of Blood Bikes Cumbria, along with other committee members in attendance, with a brand new BMW F800.
The team at Reays launched their charity partnership with Blood Bikes Cumbria in January of this year and after a host of different fundraising activities, they are delighted that their efforts have paid off, raising enough money to purchase a brand new, much needed, Blood Bike.
The new BMW F800 is smaller in its specification and will be used by the charity to attract a diverse range of volunteers, particularly women in what is currently a male dominated organisation.
Anne Marie Moffatt, Chairperson at Blood Bikes Cumbria said:“We do have female controllers who work from home on their laptop and their phone. The hospital will ring our switchboard number which goes through to the controllers, who can dispatch our riders instantly, but we’d definitely like to encourage more women to get out on two wheels and the addition of this new bike to our fleet will help us do just that. We can’t thank Reays enough for their efforts and generosity”
Nicola Reay, Finance Director at Reays said:“We’re delighted to donate a new Blood Bike to the charity. As a local family business, we recognise that these selfless volunteersboth men and women are riding to save, 365 days a year. It can often be a life or death situation and our team can be proud to have contributed to the saving of lives across our home county.
Each year the Reays team chooses to work with a nominated local charity in order to give something back to the local area and help boost funding for these much-valued services. Applications for Reays 2020 Charity of the Year are now open.
To learn more about Reays Charity of the Year initiative, to make a donation, or to apply to be next year’s chosen charity visit https://www.reays.co.uk/Charity-of-the-Year
Blood Bikes Cumbria are currently looking for volunteers from all backgrounds and would be particularly keen to hear from women who would like to get involved. For more information visit @bloodbikescumbria on Facebook