Village news from Helen Price – 18th April 2019 – part 2


Village news from Helen Price – 18th April 2019 – part 2

Published 15 April 2019

Kings Bromley WI

The WI held their April meeting on a very cold and wintry evening. It was anticipated that few would attend; however our membership continues to increase and we welcomed several new members.
The hall was welcoming as it could be due to the renovation works and we offered refreshments early in camping style to keep everyone warm.

We had a very interesting and informative speaker with Ben Wilkes informing us about the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. Ben is a former police officer from Alrewas and many might have known him as a volunteer for the Border Collie Trust in Colton where he now lives.

The Blood Bike volunteers run a 24 hour service supporting the NHS independently with transportation of urgent blood samples, medical equipment and even breast milk for premature babies all over the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire area. They started out with 2 secondhand bikes in 2004 and now have a fleet of 15 new bikes and continue to recruit volunteers who are experienced motorcyclists. This valuable service helps save lives, promotes motor cycling and gives a positive image to the community. Ben’s talk was very humorous and yet emotional too.

The meeting closed with our traditional raffle, and by reminding members that our next meeting will be held at the Cricket Club on 2nd May, usual time of 7.30pm.