Sponsored Charities

In 2019, Bath Festival of Motoring is raising money for the following charities, together with other charities supported by Rotary.


Freewheelers EVS LogoFreewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service is a registered charity that provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England.

Riding For Life: A registered charity (no. 1001067) founded in 1990, Freewheelers EVS has a coverage area that includes Somerset, Bristol, Bath, West Wiltshire, and South Gloucestershire.

Freewheelers is one of a number of groups that cover different parts of the country.

Blood BikeOur lifesaving service to the NHS is provided free of charge and is funded entirely by public donation and sponsorship. We transport blood, pathology & microbiology specimens, patient notes, X-rays, breast milk, and other medical supplies. In 2012, we made 3,648 deliveries, riding more than 120,000 miles.

Freewheelers EVS operate a fleet of motorcycles each equipped with high-visibility markings, blue lights and sirens for emergency use. If our service did not exist hospitals would be forced to use taxis or commercial couriers.

Freewheelers EVS is run entirely by volunteers. All our riders hold an advanced motorcycling qualification, such as the advanced riding test by RoSPA, or IAM. We also have a team of fund raisers and telephone coordinators.

We are also founding members of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes which represents the existing blood bike charities at a national level and helps new groups to get established.

The existing NABB members reach more than 85% of the country’s population.

Will your next journey save a life? Ours could.


Dorothy House Hospice Care

We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.

We give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.



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