Master’s Chosen Charity

2021/2022

Serv Wessex | The Blood Runners

The following has been taken from the SERV Wessex’s website

SERV Wessex – The Blood Runners is a registered charity (No. 1156383) that delivers blood products, urgent samples and medication from Hospital Pharmacies. The service supports Hampshire, South Wiltshire and Dorset and operates 24/7.

Their operating costs per year are circa £35k and they need a further £25k to enable them to replace ageing vehicles coming to the end of their service life.

They normally operate 365 days per year, between 19:00 and 06:00 on weekdays and 24hrs at weekends and on public holidays. On April the 1st they moved to a 24hr service by providing a daily medication and controlled drugs delivery service supporting Hospital Pharmacies delivering to vulnerable patients that are shielding due to the COVID 19 crisis.

SERV Wessex transports blood products and other urgent consignments allowing hospitals to divert financial and staff resources elsewhere.

All of their riders, drivers and volunteers donate their own time and fuel to provide a free service to hospitals.

They also run a continuous service to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to replenish the blood and plasma carried on the helicopter and their critical care cars.

Donations can be made directly at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/13247#!/DonationDetails


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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The following has been taken from the JDRF’s website

JDRF is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research; funding research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

Today there are over 400,00 people in the UK living with type 1 diabetes. JDRF exists to make life better for anyone from the type 1 community. and their ultimate goal is to find a cure.

JDRF research has led to new developments in diabetes technology and treatment and is laying the foundations for a cure. They support everyone living with type 1 diabetes, by working with policymakers to increase the availability of treatments and by providing information and resources to help people manage their condition.

Their global programme funds more than 500 active research projects around the world and supports more than 70 clinical trials at any one time. Internationally, JDRF has invested more than £1.5 billion in research to date.

Donations can be made directly at https://jdrf.org.uk/get-involved/give/donation-v2/