Fundraiser for lifeline

PUBLISHED: 08:24 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 08:24 10 August 2015

Devon Free Wheelers, left to right are:  Jenny Richardson, Stephenie Creedy, Mary McFarlane & Linda Bolt.  Photo taken by me again.

Devon Free Wheelers, left to right are: Jenny Richardson, Stephenie Creedy, Mary McFarlane & Linda Bolt. Photo taken by me again.

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Traditional cream teas were on offer at Tower Street Methodist church on Saturday afternoon, to raise funds for Devon Freewheelers.

Roger Bourgein, Exmouth’s town crier, announced the event around the town and enticed dozens of sweet-toothed people to the event. About 50 people, including some holidaying in Exmouth, enjoyed traditional cream teas and various homemade cakes.

In total, £320 was raised for the Devon Freewheelers, a team of 50 volunteer emergency vehicle drivers who provide a weekday, out-of-hours service, supporting the NHS in delivering essentials such as blood samples by motorbike.

One of the organsiers of the cream teas, Jean Holden, said: “The money will go towards keeping their motorbikes on the road, enabling the volunteer riders to serve the community and save lives by delivering essential blood, samples, medication and donor breast milk to hospitals throughout Devon.”

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