Published: November 26, 2010
Blood bikes charity given free Highbridge home for their bikes

Local charity Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service has a new home in Highbridge this week for its blood bikes.

Homes in Sedgemoor has supplied the group with a free garage that is currently unoccupied to store its bikes when they are unused.

The new facilities are located in Highbridge, which the group sees as an ideal location close to the M5 from which its volunteer motorcyclists can hop on their bikes to deliver medical supplies across the region.

Mike Belch, Vice Chairman of the Freewheelers EVS, told "This kind donation of a garage from Homes in Sedgemoor will give us somewhere to store our spare bike, which is needed whenever the other bikes go in for service or repair, as well as the insulated boxes that we use to transport blood or frozen breast milk. It helps us to keep our overheads low so we can spend the money that we raise on the fuel, tyres and maintenance that our bikes need."

Homes in Sedgemoor manages around 1,400 garage facilities and anyone can apply to rent a council garage in West Huntspill, East Huntspill, Highbridge and Bridgwater.

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