Weʼre raising £9,499 to deliver life-saving blood 4 dogs in the UK. Raising funds for start up & running costs of the UK's first uniformed Fast Response Motorcycle
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Blood Bike 4 Pets (www.bloodbikes4pets.org) aims to become the UK's first uniformed fast response motorcycle team dedicated to delivering life-saving blood to veterinary surgeries. Based on a not-for-profit charitable basis.
Tom with the Africa Twin Motorcycle loaned by HONDA Motorcycles UK.
In a world filled with tales of courage and determination, Tom Watkins is a name that shines brightly. Tom is not just a pet lover; he's a true champion for our furry friends. With a heartfelt mission in mind, Tom and his team were the leading authorities responsible for investigating lost and stolen pets across the UK. They worked tirelessly, reuniting countless families with their beloved companions, leaving imprints of joy and gratitude in their wake.
Then In an unexplained and heartbreaking episode, a few years ago Tom lost his voice overnight. His ability to conduct investigations was suddenly curtailed, and the company he had built, his livelihood, seemed to slip away. For many, this might have been the end of the road, but Tom's spirit remained unbroken. He vowed to return with another exciting pet welfare initiative.
Pictured: Tom Watkins built up his Pet Search Company from scratch. Animal Search UK.
Tom's Inspirational Fight Back
With unwavering determination, Tom fought back. Though he was still without his normal voice, he refused to surrender to silence. Instead, he sought a different path to make a significant impact in the lives of pets and their families. Thus, the vision of Blood Bikes 4 Pets was born.
Blood Bike 4 Pets (www.bloodbikes4pets.org) aims to become the UK's first uniformed fast response motorcycle team dedicated to delivering life-saving blood to veterinary surgeries. But they need your support to make this vision a reality. Tom, who once led the charge in reuniting lost pets with their families, now leads this endeavor as the principle response rider. With the launch of this incredible project, Tom's unique strengths will be harnessed in a way that doesn't require much talking.
The core of this initiative is to provide a rapid and reliable blood delivery service for our beloved pets. These motorcycles will speedily transport blood to veterinary surgeries, ensuring that our furry friends receive the blood they need. Ultimately, with your help the deliveries will be free of charge for owners. Allowing them to spend the vital funds on the care of their pet.
Tom Had the emergency type stickers put on the Honda by PVL UK at his own cost - £500
It shouldn't be overlooked that Tom and his team have use of a motorcycle that is pictured. This is a Honda Africa Twin and is all thanks to Honda Motorcycles who heard about Tom's mission and loaned the machine to the organisation for a year free of charge. Running costs and purchase of the bike at the end of that period, will be significant so every penny really does count.
One of Tom's highest priorities is safety. An eyewatering cost but worth every penny for our volunteer riders says Tom. All volunteer riders will wear potentially life saving state of the art Helite air vests that inflate in the event of a collision. Altberg top quality boots, leathers and high grade helmets. Before undergoing rigorous advanced rider training. Those items will cost approx. £1,750 per rider
Pictured: Polly, Tom's daughter. She is already a qualified advanced motorist. Tom has aspirations that she will become a rider- covering the Wales region.
Pictured: Warren Edwards will be a volunteer rider as often as possible.
Now, the call is for you to join Tom and the team in this noble journey. Your support will help cover the costs of fuel, contribution towards motorcycles, safety clothing and the associated logistical expenses. By donating to Blood Bike 4 Pets, you'll be part of a transformative movement that aids pets in dire need and brings relief to their families.
But the vision doesn't stop here. The long-term plan is to establish ten motorcycle stations at strategic locations throughout the UK. This network will allow for a fast, safe, and professional delivery service, ensuring that pets in every corner of the country have access to the quick life-saving support they deserve.
Picture: Emma and Tim are dedicated volunteers who both hope to pass their advanced riding training in order to ride the Honda Africa Twin Blood Bike 4 Pets and save lives.
Let's rally together and ensure that Tom's vision to serve our four-legged friends becomes a reality. Your generous support will not only help save the lives of pets but also honour Tom's unwavering spirit and determination. Join us in making the UK a better place for pets and their families. Your contribution can make all the difference.
Visit www.bloodbikes4pets.org today and be a part of this heartwarming mission. Together, we can make a real impact in the lives of pets and their loving families. Whilst we haven't got charitable status yet, we are applying at this moment. Tom has set this up on a not for profit basis in the meantime.
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- 19 hrs ago
Tom Watkins19 hrs ago
Hello everyone, We went to the NEC bike show. We have got interest from about 8 lady riders and a couple of gents. I'm keen to recruit female riders as I thing on the whole they are less bonkers and its a bit quirky to have a majority female team too. Each applicant will be given a fair crack of the whip though. If you are able to kickstart our funds by sharing this page I'll be very grateful. For those of you that haven't seen it... here's a video telling my story. Finally. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for helping so far. Tom xx.
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Dec 2, 2023
You guys are true heroes!! Thank you!!
Nov 27, 2023
As a fellow biker and as a devoted animal lover - this is amazing! I hope you raise all you need - thank you so much x
Nov 26, 2023
Such an amazing idea! I would love to volunteer as I have lots of pets myself and have my own motorbike.
Nov 24, 2023
Nov 24, 2023
In memory of Bowser ❤️🐾🐾
Nov 21, 2023
Great to meet you both today. Keep up the good work.
Nov 19, 2023
Great to meet such an inspirational man. Well done Tom and team.
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About to become the first Blood Biker 4 Pets in the UK, Tom really is a pet lover, a true champion for furry friends. Originally, Tom and his team were a leading organisation responsible for investigating lost and stolen pets in the UK. Now he will save lives in a different way.