Longreach House supports Cornwall Blood Bikes

Public spirited staff at Longreach House based at The Camborne Redruth Community Hospital recently got together and organised a fundraising event in support of Cornwall Blood Bikes, and their efforts raised an impressive £525.

Liz Hodge, Diagnostic Technician at Camborne Redruth County Hospital and one of the organisers said, “Cornwall Blood Bikes are a great organisation and very deserving of our support, relying solely on donations they provide such an important service to the NHS and our patients.”

Debbie Doody, Domestic Support Worker helped Liz with the organising and fund raising which was all done in their own time, and they raised a total of £525 by organising a bring and buy and cake sale.

The cheque was presented to our very own volunteer fleet bike rider Mr Steve Richards representing Cornwall Blood Bikes, Steve said, “On behalf of Cornwall Blood Bikes I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this fundraising campaign, your generous contribution is much appreciated.”

The presentation took place at Longreach House in Redruth.

Mike Marshall, Associate Director for Mental Health Inpatients and Targeted Countywide Specialist Services at Cornwall Foundation Trust said, “I would like to offer my congratulations to both Liz and Debbie for their outstanding fundraising efforts in support of a very worthwhile cause. They have both given up lots of their own time to raise this money and should be congratulated for their dedication to this cause.​”

“We all recognise that this organisation operates throughout Cornwall and beyond offering a vital service that clearly saves lives and we are all thrilled to be able to support them.”

On behalf of Cornwall Blood Bikes we would like to say that we are honoured to be able to provide the service we do to Longreach House, and your support is very much appreciated by us all.

Photograph from left to right

Back row: Will Carter-Esdale (Junior Doctor), Leanne Griffin (Ward Manager), Will Fearnley (Ward Manager)

Middle row: Lucy Baguley (Inpatient Administrator), Karen Tredrea (Deputy Inpatient Administrator), Lynn Willis (General Service Assistant)

Front Row: Steve Richards (Cornwall Blood Bikes), Liz Hodge (Diagnostic Technician), Deborah Doody (Domestic Support Worker).