Higos Supports Yeovil FreewheelersWednesday 29th August 2012
Higos Insurance Services is delighted to support Yeovil Freewheelers, a Yeovil based charity consisting of a fleet of three blood bikes who provide an out-of-hours unique and free courier service between hospitals and patients in their homes.
Vicki Kingham, Personal Lines Section Leader of the Higos Somerton branch, presented a cheque for £400 to Sue Dyer, Secretary of the voluntary service on 17th August 2012, outside Higos’ office in Somerton.
Yeovil Freewheelers formed in 1978 and currently saves Yeovil Hospital around £70,000 a year in transport costs. The charity costs about £25,000 a year to run and does not receive any funding from the NHS or National Lottery. The aim of the charity is to save the NHS money and save lives through transporting urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and medicines. Without the help of blood bike charities hospitals would have to pay for taxis to deliver urgent medical items out of hours which would result in increased costs.
Vicki Kingham commented “Higos is pleased to support Yeovil Freewheelers, a local charity which saves the NHS a lot of money each year and in the process probably saves a lot of lives too. We are delighted to be able to help.”
Sue Dyer commented "All the Yeovil Freewheelers members really appreciate Higos’ generous donation and kind support in choosing our charity. We receive no payment from anyone and all our funds are raised through donations. Your donation will certainly help us with our on going running costs".
Pictured above is Vicki Kingham (right), Personal Lines Section Leader based at Higos’ Somerton branch presenting a cheque for £400 to Sue Dyer (centre), Secretary and Joe Walmsley (left), volunteer rider, both of Yeovil Freewheelers.