Blood Bikes Charity Receive Queen’s Award

Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes have celebrated royal recognition by receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to mark their lifesaving work in the region.

Volunteers were recently honoured at a presentation by David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, having previously attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May.

The Queen’s Award is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes support the health service by transporting blood, organs, tissue samples and breast milk to and from several hospitals across Liverpool and Cheshire.

The Steve Morgan Foundation has previously provided funding for a new Yamaha motorbike to add to their fleet – click here to read our previous story.

The charity relies solely on donations to help change people’s lives.

Jane Harris, Regional Grants Director with the Steve Morgan Foundation,  said:  “Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes is a fantastic charity providing a crucial, and often life-saving, service both across the region and sometimes further afield.

“What is even more impressive is that the charity is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom display such a passion and enthusiasm for their work.

“Our trustees were delighted to be able to play a part in the charity’s continuing development by providing an Enable grant for a new Yamaha motorbike which has now been in use for almost 18 months.

“All of us at the Steve Morgan Foundation would like to send our congratulations to the charity on receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

“We can think of no more worthy recipients and are thrilled that their service for the local community has been recognised in this way.”

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