Diggerland are delighted to announce that SERV Kent, also known as Bloodrunners is our Charity of the Year.
SERV Kent, “Service by Emergency Response Volunteers” is a charity that provides emergency courier services transporting blood products, samples and other patient essential items for the major hospitals and hospices in Kent, outside of normal working hours.
The National Health Service night time, weekend and bank holiday transport service may only have one or two drivers on shift, and within this time these drivers are to visit around 26 hospitals in the local area.
SERV Kent play a very important role in saving the lives of patients as they reduce the need for the NHS to seek assistance from the police, ambulance or to pay for a taxi.
Using their own motorbikes and cars, the charity’s volunteers provide this service quickly, reliably and free of charge, therefore providing much-needed funds for patient care and facilities within hospitals. SERV Kent helps to save the NHS thousands of pounds each year.
Speaking of the sponsorship, a spokesman from Diggerland said:
“All of us at Diggerland decided to choose SERV Kent as our Charity of the Year to sponsor and support, as the hard work the volunteers carry out in their spare time is extremely vital, valuable and important.”
“These volunteers act as superheroes travelling around the county delivering blood and other medical supplies to patients in urgent times of need. They travel mostly at night and therefore their presence is rarely noticed. This charity deserves support and recognition for all they do.”
Diggerland actively supports charities, community projects and schools across the county, acting as sponsors of the KM Teacher of the Year Awards, Kent Charity Awards and the KM Charity Team’s “Buster’s Book Club”. Diggerland also provide thousands of complimentary tickets every year to schools and charitable organisations to assist with fundraising events.