Wesleyan is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with DocBike, which will see a total of £15,000 being donated to the charity. The partnership was formed after Wesleyan was inspired by the charity’s life-saving work and wanted to provide financial support with a grant from its Foundation.
The DocBike charity is run entirely by volunteers, who engage with motorcyclists to help raise awareness of how they can upskill their ride and to keep other injured motorcyclists alive until the emergency services arrive, by attending a free BikerDown course. In addition to their engagement work, the charity’s highly trained trauma doctors and paramedics patrol the UK’s roads, providing roadside critical care to fallen motorcyclists when they need help the most.
DocBike receives no direct funding from the government and relies on the generosity of the public for support. The grant received from the Wesleyan Foundation will help to fund DocBike’s operational costs for the next three years, whilst enabling more of the charity’s income to be directed towards helping bikers and preventing motorcycle collisions.
Dr Ian Mew, Co-Founder and Trustee of DocBike, said: “As a very happy customer of Wesleyan for over 20 years, I’ve been delighted with their proactive stance in finding ways to help our charity. I’m absolutely bowled over by the support from their Foundation, which will make a huge difference to the DocBike charity. I’m sure that this is just the start of a wonderful relationship between us, which will help to save lives into the future.”
Nathan Wallis, Chief of Staff at Wesleyan, said: “As a mutual we are passionate about supporting the charities and community groups that matter most to our members and customers. Especially those that have the potential to save lives and build a safer future for us all. I was inspired by Ian’s vision for the future of DocBike and was delighted the Foundation is able to support the running of the charity for the next three years.”
More information about DocBike’s life-saving work can be found by visiting their website: www.docbike.org.