HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for a charity which delivers blood, organs and breast milk to hospitals on high-speed motorbikes.
About £460 was raised for Derbyshire Blood Bike when the charity held a fund-raising event in Burton’s Octagon Shopping Centre.
The charity is funded entirely through voluntary contributions and has held charity status since August 2011.
Winshill resident Alan Riley, 63, made a bumper donation of £250 to the charity which he called ‘vitally important’.
He said: “If someone has an accident and needs blood in an emergency then it’s a worthwhile charity.
“I think it’s vitally important especially with the Government cut backs.
“If someone needs an operation but they can’t get the blood then these bikes will be used to get it to the hospital quickly.
“For the cases they work on then minutes are important.”
Mr Riley added that he has donated about £500 to the charity over the last two years.
Anyone who wants to make a donation to Derbyshire Blood Bikes can do so by visiting www.derbyshirebloodbikes.org