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Watermans to sponsor Blood Bikes Scotland
Watermans Solicitors has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Blood Bikes Scotland, a medical courier service supporting the NHS.
Operated by over 100 volunteers since 2014, Blood Bikes Scotland’s motorcyclists deliver urgent medication, equipment, medication or documentation at short notice for the NHS in the Borders, Lothians, Forth Valley and Fife, helping patients and saving the NHS money it would otherwise have to spend on taxis and couriers.
As part of the new agreement, Watermans has donated a brand new car, which will help Blood Bikes Scotland operate in all weather conditions.
Managing director Scott Whyte commented: “We are thrilled to be able to help Blood Bikes Scotland to expand their operations by donating the new vehicle and look forward to supporting the charity’s excellent work throughout the next three years.
“We assist hundreds of vulnerable road users every year, so know the very real difference Blood Bikes Scotland volunteers make. By supporting the charity, we can ensure their band of bikers have the equipment and support they need to safely continue their valuable work for the NHS, whatever the weather.”
John Baxter, chairman of Blood Bikes Scotland, added: “Our new sponsorship agreement with Watermans Solicitors will help us to continue our services to the NHS, invest in new equipment, cover our running costs and potentially expand our operations into other areas.
“Our team of volunteers dedicate their time to support the NHS and give something back to the community, so we’re grateful to Watermans Solicitors for recognising and rewarding their efforts. Although we love riding bikes, we are so thankful for the donation of the new car because it means that our volunteers will be able to safely assist the NHS across the regions in any way they can.”