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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Volunteers of a vital service that delivers blood to emergency services are asking for the public's help after their bike was stolen and damaged. On Friday (August 5), a Blood Bike was stolen outside the Stockport home of a volunteer at around 2am. The rider had completed three deliveries during their shift and was at home waiting on-call when a callous thief stole the bike. Thankfully, it was recovered the following morning thanks to a tracking device but the damage caused has left the self funded charity with only with three bikes left to cover the whole of the North West on a 'shoestring' budget. Speaking to the MEN, volunteer and rider Steven Durden said: "It's quite a low thing to do because the bikes are obviously fully marked up with fluorescent paint and Blood Bike markings. I understand there's burglaries all the time but you think even in the mind of a criminal there's a sort of line of morality and I think that's really passed it. READ MORE: Horrifying video shows van 'driving at people in the street' as police make attempted murder arrest "Unfortunately one of our other bikes was written off so we're already a bike down, so losing another bike has had a serious impact on the charity, we're down to three bikes and three four-wheeled vehicles. "The thing is we're a non-profit and non-funded charity, we rely 100% on donations.
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. "On the night in question because that was the only bike on duty we then had to rely on four wheel vehicles for any other emergencies that came through which in fuel and running costs alone costs the charity more. "So the longer we're without the bikes, the more it impacts the costs of the charity because it's all already run on a shoestring."
Blood Bikes delivers a vital service to the NHS (Image: Blood Bikes Manchester) 'Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes' has more than 40 groups across the UK which deliver urgent blood, platelets, samples, surgical instruments, human donor milk and many other clinical products to NHS hospitals and emergency scenes free of charge. A Gofundme has been set up for the repairs of the bike and the ongoing running of the charity which is completely funded from donations. To donate, visit here. GMP have been contacted for comment. Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT: Mystery of ex-Wigan Warriors star 'in really bad place' when he vanished six months ago From bedsheets over the entrance way to an 18th anniversary double header - the incredible story of Manchester-based wrestling company FutureShock 12 pictures of life in Strangeways before the riots which rocked Britain Man embroiled in row with 'petty' neighbour has perfect response after they built fence Inside the stunning dream homes that were bought for just £1
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