Blood Bikes call for help to bring Christmas joy to children in hospital - The Solihull Observer

Blood Bikes call for help to bring Christmas joy to children in hospital

Solihull Editorial 14th Dec, 2020 Updated: 14th Dec, 2020   0

WARWICKSHIRE and Solihull Blood Bikes are calling for help bring some festive cheer to children in hospital over the Christmas period.

For the past eight years the team of volunteers have raised funds to buy toys and presents for children aged up to 18 years old as part of The Toy Run.

This year due to the pandemic they have been restricted with fund-raising and only this week been given permission to allow them to drop the presents at the main entrance of University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire on Saturday (December 19).

Blood Bikes is therefore asking for help to raise to buy toys or for the public to donate toys which need to be brand new due to COVID restrictions.

Phil Evans, a Trustee and one of the volunteers said: “Christmas is such a special time especially for children, but for some, their Christmases are spent on a hospital ward.

“By donating toys or money and enabling our volunteers to deliver presents, we hope to give these children a brighter Christmas and put a smile on their faces.”

Blood Bikes is a registered charity that transports urgent samples of blood, COVID, human tissue and urgent medical supplies through their volunteers across Warwickshire’s network of hospitals.

Around 80 volunteers including riders and drivers offer this service free of charge to the NHS providing a weekday out of hours service and 24/7 weekend and bank holiday cover.

Anyone wishing to donate toys can email Phil Evans at [email protected] who will arrange collection.

Or anyone who wants to donate money to be spent on presents should visit and click on donate.


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