The Club Captains this year have chosen the “Derbyshire Blood Bikes” as their joint charity to support.
Derbyshire Blood Bikes is a local, registered charity and part of a national network of similar groups which cover most of the UK and Ireland, and are members of the National Association of Blood Bikes.
Their mission is to support our local NHS with a volunteer service that will help to save lives and save the NHS money. They do this by providing a free urgent courier service, transporting as quickly and safely as possible, lifesaving medical items between NHS hospitals and other medical outlets. This includes, not only blood but also biological samples, medication, equipment and medical documents. They also transport donated breast milk to approved milk banks, which is then used to support the feeding of premature or seriously ill infants.
Derbyshire Blood Bikes is a self-funding operation, run by unpaid volunteers on a 24/7 basis. Therefore, they do need financial support to maintain and update their motorcycle fleet and to pay for the fuel that is needed to operate them.
Your Captains feel that this is a local charity that is worthy of our support, especially in these difficult and challenging times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore ask all members to help us raise as much money as possible throughout this coming year. We will try and do this by running the usual raffles on major golfing event days and asking members help by donating the prizes.
The collection of money from members who unfortunately put their golf ball in the Captains’ charity bunker this year may be a problem as we seem to be becoming a cashless society. Perhaps a charity donation of £5 from each member would overcome this problem and then the worry of your ball going in the bunker has gone.
That alone has got to be worth £5!
Please help your Captains raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile charity.
If you would like to know more about Derbyshire Blood Bikes or feel you can assist in other ways, then please visit their website at www.derbyshirebloodbikes.org
Thank you for your support and looking forward to a tremendous bogey free year of golf!
Jim Butler Marcella Buttery
Captain Ladies Captain