Maria Caulfield MP joins Newhaven Sainsbury’s to support blood bike charity

Newhaven MP Maria Caulfield has joined Sainsbury’s in Newhaven to present £15,000 to SERV the local blood bike charity.

As a charity, Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers or SERV Sussex provides a free, rapid and reliable means of transporting emergency blood products, X-rays, patient notes, time-critical laboratory samples and test results to hospitals and medical facilities at night, on request.

The £15,000 was raised at Sainsbury’s in Newhaven through the 5p carrier bag levy introduced by the Conservatives to combat the use of carrier bags with money going to local charities.

Maria Caulfield MP said “SERV is a fantastic charity delivering emergency blood and other necessities to the NHS across the country. As an NHS nurse I know how the delivery of blood and other time sensitive samples quickly can make all the difference to patients. I am so pleased that Sainsbury’s Newhaven have been able to support SERV with £15,000 raised from the carrier bag levy.”