Continuing the job of catching up with stuff that’s long overdue, sorry folks…
Kevin Osborne of the Midland Freewheelers – the voluntary organisation of bikers who perform urgent courier services for NHS services out of hours – wrote to me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I’d thank residents and visitors to Brownhills for their recent generosity.
The Freewheelers are a great organisation who deserve our wholehearted support, and on Sunday, 17th July 2016 they were on a fundraising drive at Tesco in Brownhills.
Although the organisation has no paid employees, fuel and other costs need to be met so fundraising like this is vital.
It seems the Freewheelers had a great weekend fundraising in Brownhills and raised an amazing £427 – more than ever they have before. Brownhills, I’m proud of you. Well done.
Kevin, if you have anything you’d like to say or publicise, please do get in touch – I offer you my full support. Great bunch of people doing vital work. Thank you all.
(I’ll try and get stuff through quicker in future – I promise!)
Kevin Osborne wrote:
I wrote to you last September thanking the people of Brownhills for their generous donations when we collected outside Tesco last year.
We had another collection on Sunday 17th July from 10am to 4pm and we collected a staggering £427. I must say that this was nearly double from last year and we found the people very friendly and generous.
It cost £15 000 a year for us to run the bikes and car for a year for fuel, maintenance etc. Our charity is completely voluntary so we rely on collections and limited sponsorship. We are extremely grateful to area once again for their tremendous support and we will return again next year. A heartfelt thanks to all the donators from the area.
Kevin Osborne Secretary Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes
Secretary, Midland Freewheelers