MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Llandudno Rotarians dined at Maesdu Golf Club on Tuesday, April 5 to hear a talk on a charity which transports blood and other urgent medical supplies from one Welsh NHS base to another.
A total of 14 Rotarians listened to the talk from Linda and Pete Pearcey and Martin Ainsworth, on the work of Blood Bikes Wales, a group of dedicated volunteers who come together to represent this long-standing registered charity.
It provide an out-of-hours and urgent service for transporting blood, plasma, test samples, medication, patients’ notes, X-ray results and medical equipment from one part of the NHS to another, all at no cost to the NHS.
A well-established and sophisticated communications network backs this up, so that every volunteer is under the watchful eye of the (also voluntary) controller at all times.
Presidential nominee Rotarian Tris Owen gave the vote of thanks and a collection was taken, along with an undertaking that the club would make a further donation later in the year.
The Rotary Club of Llandudno has 18 members (plus honorary members) and forms part of Rotary International – a global network of service volunteers.
It is the world’s largest service organisation, founded in 1905, and has 1.4 million members operating in 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and territories world-wide.
The Llandudno club was founded in 1927 – you can find out more at: www.llandudnorotary.org.