The Yeovil Freewheelers is a charity organisation based out of Yeovil District Hospital that provides a unique free service helping both hospitals and patients. We operate out of hours during the ...
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SummaryWe require a Fundraising Lead to develop fundraising opportunities, to make applications for funding from Grant making Trusts, and to lead our fundraising team
Yeovil Freewheelers EVS requires a volunteer Fundraising Lead, to develop new funding streams, concepts and ideas and to make applications for funding from Grant Making Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors, as well as leading our team of volunteer fundraisers.
The successful applicant will ideally have previous experience of a similar role and will be a confident fundraiser. They will be a member of our Management Committee, so will have the opportunity to help the Charity with our growth plans and, to plot the Charity's direction over the coming months and years.
Yeovil Freewheelers is the UK's longest serving Blood Bike charity. We are innovators, enthusiasts and servants of the community, all rolled into one - and we are a family, first and foremost.
What we will provide to volunteers🤝 Extra support
About YFW Bloodbikes (Yeovil Freewheelers)
YFW provide emergency courier relief to countless NHS organisations in Somerset and Dorset, carrying blood, medicines, samples and medical equipment to name a few, between hospitals, care homes, patients and laboratories. The team consists of a fleet of eight motorcycles, delivering completely free of charge to the NHS.
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fleet volunteered to taking on double the workload for Yeovil Hospital and other surrounding hospitals, which included the daily delivery of 1000’s of COVID-19 swabs throughout the country for testing daily. Throughout the peak, the team were covering nearly 25,000 miles a month; compared to the 10,000 they were doing pre-COVID.