This is probably the most important function in Midland Freewheelers. We are a charity and fundraising is the only way we can afford to provide our service to the NHS. Fundraising can be anything from standing outside a supermarket with some fellow volunteers raising money to organising sponsored events etc. Others get involved in talks to varying types of social groups, clubs and corporate presentations. There is no minimum amount of hours required from our volunteers, all we ask is that you do what you can, when you can.
The Coordinator is just as important if not more important than the rider/driver. As the Coordinator you will receive the phone calls from hospitals/national blood bank service etc requesting us to provide transportation for anything from blood to medication to donated breast milk. You will note the details then pass onto the rider/driver. The equipment required for this, is your smart mobile phone, plus a pen and some paper if you wish. We use a web based app to record all jobs which we complete and the coordinator has responsibility for creating the jobs on the app.
We currently have 6 Yamaha FJR1300s, 2 BMW F800GTs and 2 Skoda Octavia Scouts. We do ask that our rider/driver(s) also do some coordinating/fundraising as well as riding. There is a minimum riding/driving age of 30 years of age for riders and 25 years of age for drivers. Riders and drivers are required to have an advanced, IAM or ROSPA qualification. Google IAM Roadsmart and look for your local club and they will give you more info there, if this is something that you don’t already possess.*