As we move to the end of 2019 it’s traditional to look back at what has been achieved this year.
Our bikes completed the 15,000th job since our service launched in 2012. In the last 12 months alone we have taken on over 4,000 jobs. That is a 50% increase on last year.
In September our new Powys members started serving our NHS.
If you follow our Facebook, Twitter or webpage you will have read of thanks being received from strangers in car parks, patients and NHS staff. We don’t do this for praise and very often we don’t know who we have helped but this makes it absolutely clear – We are making a difference in Wales.
And just a few weeks ago I was standing next to one of our founder members as he lifted a trophy presented to the Welsh Charity Awards Organisation of the Year, Blood Bikes Wales. And someone once said ‘It’ll never work.’
Before we finish with 2019 we have Christmas and my thoughts turn to our armed forces and our emergency and health service staff who will be working whilst the rest of us are enjoying Christmas dinner. Those who stand guard and say nothing’s going to hurt you. Those who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe or run into burning buildings when everyone is running out. And the ambulance and health service staff who care for us when we most need it. Thank you.
We will be providing a service over Christmas too but have only a small cameo role in comparison. But one of the things that motivate me is to think that in some small way I can help a loved one have a little more time with their family, especially at Christmas.
I hope you won’t have to use any of the services I’ve mentioned above but please think about them as you enjoy time with your family whilst they are away from theirs.
Thank you for your support in 2019. Don’t go anywhere, we’ll need you in 2020.
Blood Bikes Wales