Visit from Local MP

Written by  Sunday, 12 January 2014 15:51
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Neil Parish the MP for Exeter and Honiton, spent an hour with Devon Freewheelers to understand what the work we do is. Les May gave him a brief overview of the work that the charity does and the support we provide to the NHS.

He was shown around a selection of the bikes that we use every day to transport the blood products, breast milk, or any other item with a clinical need.

It was explained that we have evolved in the last 3 years and we now undertake a more diverse type of job which see's us travelling into the surrounding counties.

He was also shown the latest technology we have invested in to ensure the safety of the riders, and to ensure call handlers are aware of where the riders are.

It was explained that all of our funding is provided by members of the public and private organisations to keep us on the roads. He said

"I am hugely supportive of the great work being done by the Devon Freewheelers. They are unsung heroes and more people should be aware of the organisation and what it achieves. If it didn't exist, the cost to the NHS would be immense."

Following the winter recess he intends on meeting with colleagues from other constituency's to see if there are ways that we can be supported in the long term.

Devon Freewheelers CEO, Daniel Lavery, said:

"We are delighted Mr Parish has expressed interest in helping us. There's no doubt that our couriers save lives every single day and it would make such a difference if permanent funding could be secured."

We look forward to seeing how things progress in the future.

Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.