CCM owner, star of Gogglebox and one of Madchester’s most loved characters, Happy Mondays’ Bez took one of our Foggy FT Stealth bikes on a very special mission.
The Target: Paul Redfern, founder of charity Blood Bikes Manchester
The consignment: The coveted Pride of Manchester award
Destination: Hyde, Greater Manchester
Paul Redfern was just 18 when he was involved in a serious motorbike accident losing his right leg, his life saved only by an emergency blood transfusion.
Based on his own life-saving experience, he decided to set up a dedicated charity to assist with getting essential blood supplies to wherever they are required in the most efficient way possible – by motorbike!
The charity is funded solely by donations and from fund-raising events set up by supporters with volunteers on-call riding the dedicated Blood Bikes. “Since the start of lockdown, many of the normal streams of revenue have all but disappeared” Paul said. “The bikes are running every day supplying the North West Air Ambulance for example, with blood and plasma supplies which enables them to save more lives at the scene of a serious accident. Of course, the bikes need to be serviced, fuelled and insured, so any donations are always very welcome to keep this vital service going.”
I’m sure you will agree that Paul is a worthy winner of this special award and, if you would like to volunteer or donate to this valuable charity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org