Blood delivery drivers hand out presents at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Suffolk and Cambridgeshire BloodRunners drop off presents at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Picture: ARCHA

Suffolk and Cambridgeshire BloodRunners drop off presents at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A group of volunteer riders and drivers who support the NHS with vital deliveries donated presents to children at Hinchingbrooke Hospital on December 9.

Members of the Suffolk & Cambridgeshire SERV group deliver emergency blood and other products to hospitals across the two counties all year round.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is just one of the hospitals in the patch and nine “blood runners” stopped off to spread some festive cheer.

“Over the last few months we have been collecting presents,” said Paul Firman from the charity.

“Some were donated by ourselves and others from organisations and individuals in our local communities. The runners taking part came from Cambridge, Peterborough and Ipswich. We spoke with some parents and their children in the hospital, which made it all worth doing. Staff were very appreciative of what we had done. In our minds it is a small gift that hopefully will make a child’s time in hospital more bearable.”


You may also want to watch:


SERVSC was launched in May 2011 with Ipswich Hospital closely followed by West Suffolk Hospital the first to sign up, closely followed by Peterborough City Hospital, Papworth and Hinchingbrooke hospitals in 2012.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter