By PuxtonPark at 07:43 on 09/08/13
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ONE of the most popular attractions in the South West is lending its support to a vital lifesaving charity.
Puxton Adventure Park, outside Weston-super-Mare, is linking up with Freewheelers EVS Blood Bikes in support of its Riding for Life campaign on August 11.
The charity, which was founded in 1991, offers an out-of-hours and free courier service to the NHS to help save lives by acting as couriers around the clock, seven days a week.
Freewheelers are staffed entirely by volunteers that depend on public sponsorship and donations and save the NHS at least £50,000 a year.
They make more than 3,000 deliveries per year, using three specially adapted motorcycles, including urgent blood transfusions, x-rays, breast milk, patient notes and medical equipment.
Puxton has invited Freewheelers into the park to help raise awareness of the charity and to undertake fundraising for this worthwhile cause.
Head of Park, Susie Johnson, said: "Stevie from the Freewheelers will be here to talk to and answer any questions about what they do.
"Stevie will have one of the motorcycles for you to see, ask questions and maybe sit on.
"All we ask is that you help us to raise money for this worthwhile charity."
A spokesman for Freewheelers, said: "We ride to play our part in saving people's lives and we ride to save the NHS money that would otherwise be wasted on taxis or expensive couriers, but more than anything else we ride because we love it.
"In 2008, in recognition of the dedicated work of our volunteers, we were given The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest honour that a voluntary group can receive, equivalent in status to an MBE."
The fun continues later in the month with a Falconry weekend with head of Falconry Gary Lawrence who will be giving demonstrations, tours behind the scenes, kids treasure hunts and an opportunity to get up close to these fine creatures.
There will also be photo opportunities with Puxton's new owl character.
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Steve Brooks Freewheelers volunteer
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013