National Milk Race cyclists arrive in Calderdale

Milk Race - supporting Bloodbikes and milk transportation - arrives at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
Milk Race - supporting Bloodbikes and milk transportation - arrives at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
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A TEAM of cyclists arrived at Calderdale Royal Hospital as part of a national Milk Race.

Their aim over 14 days is to visit all milk banks around the country in a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Bloodbikes charity. The charity makes emergency collections and deliveries between hospitals - including transporting milk for new mums and babies. After setting off from London, the cyclists arrived at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) yesterday.

For the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, the Whiteknights service - founded by former cancer patient Vic Siswick - organises the free motorbike service between local NHS hospitals. The milk bank at CRH is one of a few in the country which pasteurises and stores breast milk in chillers for emergencies. Mr Siswick said: “The milk bank provides an absolutely wonderful service and means young babies get the best start in life and we are proud to be a part of that help.” For more information visit www.milkbank.org.uk