Brethren at Cole Court were recently surprised to see two “blood bikes” parked outside and two bikers dressed in HiViz clothing.
However there was nothing to be alarmed about, as they were just there to collect a donation from the Members of the Round Table Lodge of Middlesex, No. 8301.
A recent gift of a brand new Triumph Tiger 800 motorcycle named ‘Louis Marchesi’ to the charity “Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) Surrey & South London” had been made by the Feltham and Hounslow 41 Club.
The Round Table Lodge of Middlesex, No. 8301 also decided to support the charity by making their own donation of £500 towards the cost of running these bikes.
This contribution by the Lodge supported the work of the 41 Club, which had also raised other donations at the Kempton Park Fireworks event, along with the local Round Table.
The 41 Club is a social networking organisation made up of ex Round Tablers.
This worthy cause has become a feature in Masonic giving elsewhere too, and given the nature of the work involved is highly commendable.
The Charity Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers, or SERV, is a Blood Bikes charity based in England, whose volunteers provide a motorcycle courier service, free of charge to the National Health Service. SERV was established in 1981.
Gratefully receiving the cheque on behalf of SERV (Surrey and South London) was Hugh Terry Chairman of SERV Surrey & South London Blood Runners, together with stalwart volunteer Louisa, who will be putting the bike to work on blood runs and other service requirements undertaken in support of the NHS and the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.
To read more about Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) Surrey & South London see:- http://www.servssl.org.uk/
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