In January 2016 the Mark Benevolent Fund received an application for Funding from Northumbria Blood Bikes and so started a partnership which resulted in the Mark Benevolent Fund sponsoring, so far, 16 Blood Bikes and 10 Blood Cars.
The Blood Bikes provide out of hours transportation services for local NHS in the movement of blood and human tissue, they do this free of charge thus reducing the strain on the NHS.
In May 2017 a Charity Walk took place in London to raise funds for the MBF and we in North Wales had our own walk on the Mawddach Trail. In total £437,934 was raised and this money was used to invite all blood bike charities to apply for funding for a new vehicle. In all 26 blood bike charities received funds, including Blood Bike Wales.
To coincide with Blood Bikes Awareness day on Friday the 17th of August, the handover took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot, together with his wife Susan, attended the Dedication and handover along with Bro. Gary Frost, a member of Arfon Lodge 5585 in Caernarfon who is one of the Blood Bike Riders.
A great day, proudly showing the support that we as Mark Master Masons, through the Mark Benevolent Fund, are able to give to worthy causes.