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We regularly have news and updates from SERV Norfolk.
See below for our recent articles.
17 Week Premature Baby Caitlin
We never know who will receive the blood or donated breast milk. But, recently at the Royal Norfolk Show in June we were approached by young parents with their baby.
The mother had to search us out when she saw we were there. A very emotional and grateful parents gave us the news that Caitlin, their daughter was born in January 2016, 17 weeks premature and needed 21 blood transfusions to survive. Without our help in delivering the extra blood needed, she wouldn't be here today. It was very emotional for us and brought home that what we do can and does save lives. We've been looking for name for our latest car and it will now be named Caitlin, in her honour.
17th July 2016
SERV Norfolk are proud to have been selected as Norwich Inns ‘Charity of the Year’.
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22nd March 2017
Provincial Freemasons of Norfolk
At their annual meeting in Norwich the Provincial Grand Master of Norfolk, Stephen Allen announced that his charity for this year will be SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes. The charity collection from that meeting and the proceeds from the Christmas draw will all be donated and he encouraged the lodges to donate money this year to his appeal. He hoped there would be enough money donated so that a bike could be purchased before Christmas.
After the meeting Stephen went out and tried one of our current bikes for size.
16th June 2017
The Red Army
On 29th October we held a celebration in the Holiday inn at the airport in aid of the runners who ran for us in the Run Norwich 10km race and raised a whopping £34,500 for us. They wore red running tops and were known as the Red Army. We bought a new motorbike, a BMW F800GT from the money raised and was unveiled by Sophie Getts, one of the runners. The bike is called Red Army.
29th October 2017
Be Active chose us as their charity of the year.
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10th November 2017
Today we were presented with a new car, a Ford Focus Estate car, named Mark Mason at the Masonic Lodge at the Royal Assembly Rooms, Great Yarmouth. The car was donated by the Mark Benevolent Fund and officially presented to us by Paul Norman,the Provincial Grand Master of East Anglia, Ray Clarke, the deputy to the grand Master and Tim Ridley Assistant to the Grand Master. Colin, our chairman thanked Paul Norman and all the masons present, stating it was thankfully received and faithfully applied.
18th November 2017
13th September 2015
Bawburgh golfers and King’s Lynn Hospitals League of Friends buy new car for SERV Norfolk blood bikes
SERV Norfolk (Service by Emergency Response Volunteers) has been able to replace its ageing blood car with a £15,800 Volvo V40 to make urgent deliveries across the region.
The new car has been funded thanks to a £12,300 donation from The King’s Lynn Hospitals League of Friends along with a further £3,600 from a golf day organised by Judy Bailey.
For more details read the press link below.
29th November 2017
Anglia Farmers Ltd
SERV Norfolk have been selected as Anglia Farmers Ltd ‘Charity Of The Year’
28th January 2017
Coop Food Store
We are delighted that Coop Food continue to support our charity and we are now their local charity until October 2017.
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16th February 2017
One Broker Norwich
One Broker Norwich has chosen to support SERV Norfolk for the foreseeable future.
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10th May 2017
The store – located in Kings Way, Hemsby -
time jobs, and will bring a funding boost for local good causes through its Membership scheme -
Last month, the Co-
SERV volunteers were pleased to attend and support the opening event, acknowledging the generous support the Co-
30th November 2017
Christmas came early!
Provincial Grand Master Stephen Allen, assisted by Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr. Kerry Robinson Payne received nearly £14,000 from the Lodges based at Great Yarmouth for his appeal to buy replacement bikes for SERV Norfolk.
Provincial Grand Master Allen’s annual appeal is looking to provide at least two bikes to SERV Norfolk. 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.
8th December 2017
Christmas in Lowestoft
Christmas came early when Shaun Green, Motability Manager at Beactive in Lowestoft handed over to Sally and Shaun of SERV Norfolk – the Blood Bikes a Christmas bonus.
Beactive Mobility have been supporting SERV Norfolk in 2017 and raised over £600. The Christmas bonus came from Customers and Staff donating cash, in lieu of sending unnecessary Christmas Cards – thanks to everyone who contributed.
Beactive Directors, David and Jan Smith, who employ 17-
16th February 2017
NNUH Christmas Fair
The team were out again this year supporting the Hospital charity and promoting awareness of our services to the Hospital. It is always a good event to be at and this year was no different. We had several enquiries from members of staff and visitors; handed out plenty of cakes and sweets, stickers and colouring pictures, and overall had a lot of fun during the afternoon.
7th December 2017
Due to the generosity of the Customers, Staff and Management at Co-
At a recent presentation SERV was well represented by Angela and Les Spencer, Robin Attlesey and Keith Grisedale, with Chairman/Colin also in attendance. The in-
Many thanks to all those involved on such a cold morning, especially our Downham Market representative – keep those heated grips on max!
25th November 2017