Each year at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention, we donate 50% of each ticket sold to a local charity.
This year, our chosen charity is Blood Bikes Wales
Blood Bikes Wales are an enthusiastic group of people, keen to make a difference by using their skills, time and enthusiasm to help the NHS in Wales.
The NHS uses its own transportation system to move blood supplies, plasma, documents and other items between hospitals during the day on Mondays to Fridays. Between 7pm and 7am on weekdays, on weekends and on bank holidays, the regular system stops and the NHS has to use taxi’s, couriers and in some cases ambulances and the Police to carry these vital supplies.
This is where Blood Bikes Wales comes in. Their volunteers provide the NHS with out-of-hours transport saving substantial sums which can then be used for frontline patient care. It is estimated that for each pound they receive in donations, the NHS will save at least five pounds.
Blood Bikes provide their services free of charge and it operates between 7pm on Friday evening until midnight on Monday morning including bank holidays and even Christmas day!
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board which covers Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend was the first health board to go live in Easter 2013. Blood Bikes now operate across Wales using a fleet of seventeen bikes to provide their service.
Blood Bikes Wales is a member of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes which shares their quest to provide a reliable, free, high quality service to health trusts throughout the country.
Previous Years’ Charities
|2017||This year, we raised £3154 for Maggie’s Centre Swansea|
|2016||This year, we raised over £3000 for Maggie’s Centre Swansea|