Posted by: Laura Hammond
Fri 29th April 2022
Alfreton Golf Club has donated more than £3,000 to a charity that delivers donated breast milk, blood and medical supplies to hospitals across the UK.
Past Captains Valerie Sharpe and Billy Morrison presented a cheque for £3,250 to East Midlands Freewheelers, their chosen charity for the last year.
The Freewheelers are a group of volunteers – around 30 in total – who give up their time to transport donations and medical supplies to locations across the country.
The money raised by the golf club will help the Freewheelers with the running of Lauren’s Milk Hub, which is based in Langley Mill.
The hub – the only one of its kind in the East Midlands – launched in September and stores milk donated by mothers to help support premature babies.
The Freewheelers collect milk donations and transport them to wherever they are needed.
Sam Dakin, trustee and treasurer of the Freewheelers, said: “It [the donation] is just helping with the running costs.
“We do a hell of a lot of mileage in a day – a day’s mileage can be 2,000 to 4,000 miles a day collecting and delivering milk. Our fuel bills tend to be around the £2,000 mark.
“It [the donation] is a massive help.”
The Freewheelers are always looking to recruit more volunteers – bike riders and car drivers – to help them carry out their work.
If you would like to volunteers with the East Midlands Freewheelers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via their website here: https://eastmidlandsfreewheelers.org/Contact-Us/.
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