Members of Snettisham Caravan Park present a cheque for £5,500 to representatives from Blood Bikes (SERV) Norfolk. Picture: Kevin Elfleet

More than £5,500 has been donated to a life-saving charity which transports emergency blood supplies for the NHS.

Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) Norfolk transports blood, blood products, samples and frozen breast milk.

Residents at Snettisham caravan park made SERV their charity of the year, holding fundraising events including an auction, dog show, table top sales, bingos, quizzes and fishing matches.

The latest donation has brought the total raised by the park’s charity fundraisers to more than £100,000.

Marilyn and John Roser, who own the caravan park, thanked local businesses McDonnell Caravans, Orchard Caravans, Pioneer Caravans, Baco Compak, A&M Gas Services, Carl Merrison Gas Services and their customers.

David Parish, of SERV, said the money would make a huge difference to the charity, which is manned entirely by volunteers.

“We are delighted with the money raised, it is very much appreciated,” he said.

“It is unusual to receive such a large donation in one go and it is a very significant amount for SERV Norfolk.”

The charity carries out 1,400 tasks for the NHS in Norfolk, completely free of charge, using a fleet of 10 bikes and three cars.

“The charity has considerable running costs and this money will be a real bonus for us to help keep our bikes and cars on the road,” added Mr Parish.

Snettisham Caravan Park fundraisers will be voting for their chosen 2019 charity in the New Year.

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