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Community Rapid Response trainee raising money for blood bike charity

By 4th February 2021No Comments

A trainee nursing associate from Sirona care & health’s Community Rapid Response team is aiming to run 70 miles to raise money for a local blood bike charity.

If you would like to donate please follow this link to Hayley’s fundraising page. 

Hayley Bosley, who lives and works in Clevedon, will be running 2.5 miles every day this month to raise funds for Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service. That’s the equivalent of running the length of Clevedon Pier 363 times!

Picture credit: Freewheelers EVS

The charity provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service using volunteers to deliver blood and other vital equipment to hospitals across the South West. During the first coronavirus pandemic they operated a 24-hour service transporting covid tests, PPE and medical kit in addition to their normal service.

They work closely with Sirona’s Community Rapid Response teams in North Somerset and Bristol, who prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital by providing 24-hour intensive nursing assessment and support. This includes short-term care packages to individuals with critical health needs, in their own home for up to 14 days.

Hayley said:

“Without these riders, people in the community would not be able to be treated quickly and appropriately. They help reduce hospital admissions which at the current time is the best result. I would love to raise as much money as possible to ensure our teams can continue to work together and provide the best care across our communities.”

Mel Rowbottom, Freewheelers EVS Chair, said:

“What a wonderful gesture by Hayley to keep on giving to the local community over and above her Rapid Response role by supporting our blood bike charity and raising funds ensuring we can continue to deliver a key service. Good luck with the daily run!”

Hayley is no stranger to a challenge, having taken part in the London Marathon in 2018, but she says getting back into running has not only been good for her physical fitness but has also helped her mentally during the current national lockdown.

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