15 March, 2016

Footman James Teams Up With The Midland Freewheelers To Deliver An ‘Egg-Cellent’ Surprise To Birmingham Children’s Hospital


Footman James is happy to be teaming up with the Midland Freewheelers to support an Easter Egg charity ride delivering Easter eggs on Sunday 20th March to children and families who are in Birmingham Children’s Hospital and associated Ronald McDonald House.

The Freewheelers are part of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) who serve the NHS. Blood Bikes can be traced all the way back to1962 in the UK. However, the NABB was formed in 2007 as a result of the Dorset Freewheelers, Freewheelers EVS, SERV and Severn Freewheelers getting together to find ways to collaborate with each other.

Since 2010 the Freewheelers have experience continued growth and an increase in demand. The Freewheelers now offer services to the majority of hospitals and associated Health Centres and Renal Dialysis Clinics in the Midlands. Using their Honda ST1300 and Triumph Trophy bikes, the Freewheelers work in collaboration with Blood Bikes, Wales to deliver breast milk to special care baby units and make deliveries across the country in a relay manner whilst on call for the NHS.

Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes have been collected from friends, family and staff from Footman James. These are to be delivered by the Freewheelers to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The children’s hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.

David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James commented: “We are delighted to support Midland Freewheelers and to be able to contribute and support the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. We cannot think of anyone better than the Midland Freewheelers to deliver the Easter Eggs, they are doing a wonderful job changing people’s lives one ride at a time.”

David Pearce from the Midland Freewheelers commented: “We would like to thank all of the staff at Footman James for the eggs they have donated. Their generosity will make a huge impact and hopefully put lots of smiles on the faces of some very poorly children. Once again, thank you for supporting this worthwhile event, we hope Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes and Footman James will work together again on further charity events”.