Who are we?
Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV Sussex) is a registered charity (No. 284455) initially set up in 1981. As a charity, SERV Sussex has provided, and continues to provide a FREE, rapid and reliable means of transporting emergency blood products, patient notes, time-critical laboratory samples and test results to hospitals at night, on request.
Our expertise resulted in the charity being approached by midwives and milkbanks to collect and deliver human donor milk across the South-East. Through a group of enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers, we currently provide FREE support to Hearts milkbank; in co-ordination with the Sussex Lactation Consultant and midwives, we collect untreated milk for onward transport to Harpenden and deliver milk to disadvantaged mothers at their homes and if they are unable to get to the hospital. We currently provide support to milkbanks in London, Surrey, Sussex and to the Trevor Mann Neonatal Unit in Brighton.
On 01/09/23, one of our bikes was badly damaged in a hit-and-run; the bike was parked up at the time so luckily the rider was OK. The costs of getting the bike back on the road is substantial and as a charity, we need help to reach this aim. Any funds raised will be used to buy the parts required and pay for the labour needed for this project.