(by Rachel Garnett, The Westmorland Gazette, 4th February 2019)
A Life-saving motorbike has added to the Blood Bikes Cumbria fleet by the Freemasons of Cumberland and Westmorland.
The brand new Yamaha FJR1300A is the fourth motorcycle given by brethren to the charity, which sees specialist voluntary riders deliver urgently needed blood, drugs, human tissue and medical essentials between hospitals, often under blue lights.
Provincial grand master William Bewley described the blood bikers as “two-wheeled knights of the road”, saying they “espouse the very best of all that makes Britain great”,
“We are aware of some of those who have been saved by their quick actions,” Mr Bewley told the audience at Cleator Moor Civic Hall and Masonic Centre, “and we owe them an immeasurable debt of gratitude for that commitment and dedication.”
Anne-Marie Moffatt, who chairs the Blood Bikes Cumbria charity, said she was “absolutely amazed and so humbled” by the Masons’ generosity, adding…