St Elizabeth Close residents come together for Devon Freewheelers fundraising

A group of fundraising residents have been getting together to raise money for the Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service.

The Plympton-based residents have been using the community room to hold fundraising events and have raised an amazing £400 for the charity. The group, who meet at least three times a week, have raised money through a large raffle in the community and other events including bingo and coffee and cake mornings.

The beneficiaries, Devon Freewheelers, who are also known as Devon Blood Bikes are a voluntary team of riders, drivers, call handlers and fundraisers and provide a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service, supporting the NHS in delivering blood, medical samples, medication and equipment throughout Devon.

Barbara Brooks, the 2018 winner of the Good Neighbour Award said: “We have previously raised money for McMillan and the Dementia Society and we attended a talk at TLC (Tea, Laughter, Cuppa) by Freewheelers and decided that they would be the next charity to help.

“We all meet roughly three times a week and everyone gets involved and helps, providing prizes and organising. We’re proud to help support a local charity that does so much for people.”