Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) has received a generous £7,500 donation from Russell Roof Tiles.

The volunteer-led charity transports vital blood products, blood samples, medication and other life-critical supplies to local hospitals via motorbike.

The roof tile manufacturer, which employs 160 people at its three sites in Burton and Lochmaben, has raised thousands of pounds for the charity over the past five years. This has enabled the purchase of much-needed bikes and equipment enabling its volunteers to continue carrying out their life-saving work.

A cheque was presented to Helen Bundy, past Chair of SSBB, and Volunteer Paul Goldsmith by Russell Roof Tiles Managing Director Andrew Hayward.

He said: “Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes is a vital organisation saving thousands of lives across our local region. However, to ensure it is able to continuing delivering its exceptional service, the charity has to rely on invaluable donations.

“At our Annual Big Quiz, we raised more money than ever before and as a result, I am delighted to hand over a cheque for £7,500. We look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts in 2020”

Bundy added: “We are extremely grateful for the dedication and support Russell Roof Tiles’ management and staff have shown us over the years. Their fundraising on our behalf is truly breath-taking, resulting in the purchase of two liveried blood bikes and their running costs. Their generosity enables us to continue to offer our urgent service in support of our local NHS.”