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VOLUNTEERS at a blood bike charity were delighted to receive a £250 donation from a credit union.

SERV Wessex was given the money at its last meeting by the Hampshire Credit Union.

Steve Morton, publicity officer for SERV, said the charity was very grateful.

The 56-year-old said: ‘We’re delighted to have been chosen to receive the generous donation. We really appreciate it.

‘That sum of money is enough to pay for fuel for one of our bikes for a month or possibly two.’

SERV is the regional blood bike charity for Hampshire, providing a free out-of-hours courier service to NHS hospitals in the region.

The donation comes as part of a new grant scheme run by the union which aims to aid local charities that need support.

Gary Morgan, CEO of the Hampshire Credit Union, said: ‘We are impressed by the work that SERV Wessex undertakes and it is a worthy first recipient of our community grant.’