Footman James partners up with Midland Freewheelers, to deliver an egg-ceptional surprise!
15 April, 2017
On April 9th, Footman James employees donated Easter eggs, as part of an initiative with Midland Freewheelers, to be donated to the children and families who are currently receiving care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Midland Freewheelers, part of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NAAB), annually deliver eggs and an assortment of gifts to the families in hospital. As part of the NAAB, the Midland Freewheelers aim to serve the NHS, with a particular focus on getting supplies to local hospitals and health services who are in need.
The service demand has rapidly grown since 2010 – now the Midland Freewheelers not only assist hospitals, but also Health Centres and Renal Dialysis Clinics. The Midland Freewheelers also collaborate with the Nationwide Blood Bikers to deliver urgent supplies for the NHS cross-country: including out-of-hours blood delivery, pathology samples and breast milk to premature and sick babies.
However, perhaps the most commendable aspect is that the service is given to the NHS free of charge. The Midland Freewheelers are only able to operate due to the diligence of the volunteers who make up the dedicated team of riders and commit their own time to continue the in-demand service.
Footman James are proud to assist such a great group and quickly began to collect both eggs and craft items from staff, family and friends. In total Footman James raised over 115 eggs and many craft items including colouring books, pens and playing cards. On Sunday, they were delivered to StreetBike in Halesowen to be taken by the Bikers to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, you can watch the Bikers descent on their Facebook page.
An egg-citing grand total of over 1000 eggs were collected and swiftly delivered to “bemused children and parents” at the hospital!
David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James commented: “We are once again delighted to help the Midland Freewheelers support Birmingham Children’s Hospital; and the associated Ronald McDonald House. The work the Midland’s Freewheelers do is truly selfless- they do a great job changing people’s lives, one bike ride at a time.”
David Pearce, Secretary of Midland Freewheelers said: "On behalf of Midland Freewheelers, working with Streetbike and Bridgnorth Bikers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Footman James once again for supporting this year's Easter Egg ride. We never imagined that we could surpass the success of last year, but this year we have delivered in excess of 1000 Easter Eggs plus bundles of colouring books and other craft items to the children in Birmingham Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. We are exceptionally grateful to all the staff at Footman James for your incredible donation of 116 Easter Eggs along with numerous craft items, this will make a real difference to the children and their families."