Masons make another donation to SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes after annual appeal

Freemason members with cheque for SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes. Picture: John Lewis

Freemason members with cheque for SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes. Picture: John Lewis - Credit: John Lewis

A life-saving service which delivers blood to people in their hour of need has been given a boost by the Freemasons.

SERV Norfolk Blood Bike volunteers. Picture: John Lewis

SERV Norfolk Blood Bike volunteers. Picture: John Lewis - Credit: John Lewis

The Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) Norfolk Blood Bikes, carries blood donations across the county by both car and motorbike, and in November was able to purchase a new car with a grant from Masons.

Now, the Great Yarmouth lodges have raised donation of almost £14,000 to the service, allowing for the purchase of replacement motorbikes.

The money was raised as part of a campaign launched by Provincial Grand Master Stephen Allen, whose annual appeal was to provide at least two bikes to SERV Norfolk.

The same campaign saw the volunteers able to purchase a brand new Ford Focus in November.

Great Yarmouth mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and Provincial Grand Master Stephen Alan with a SERV Norfo

Great Yarmouth mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and Provincial Grand Master Stephen Alan with a SERV Norfolk Blood Bike. Picture: John Lewis - Credit: John Lewis

A spokesman for the Masons said: 'Norfolk Freemasons have got whole-heartedly behind the appeal, and in addition to providing funds, several members have also joined SERV as riders, drivers and controllers.'