Devon Freewheelers charity given new motorcycle and £2,000

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Freewheeling for life

Devon Freewheelers is a life-saving charity that ferries urgent supplies of blood by motorcycle between Devon hospitals round-the-clock. Run by volunteers, the charity relies solely on the money it raises and was running out of funds. Following media coverage of its plight, Devonshire masons came forward with an initial grant of £2,000 before also giving the charity an ex-police motorcycle (now named Masonic Life by the Freewheelers) and funding for a year.

The presentation of the bike and the opening of a new headquarters by Sir John Evans, former chief constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, took place at Honiton.

The Devon Freewheelers’ CEO, Daniel Lavery, says: ‘We cannot thank Devon Freemasons enough. Their initial grant helped us over a very difficult period and this new motorbike will help us to continue providing this life-saving service into the future.’

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