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Bikers rev up to hand over charity cash
18 August 2017

Triangle Motor Cycle Club presenting equipment to Brantham WardKeen bikers from across east Suffolk have presented staff at our hospital with an automated blood pressure monitor brought with funds raised during charity runs.

The Triangle Motorcycle Club raised around £1,500 during events held over the past three years, which saw hundreds of bikers make a donation before taking the roads to enjoy scenic tours of east Suffolk. The money raised has been spent on a Dinamap machine for use on the Brantham Ward, which is the hospital’s emergency assessment unit.

The latest donation takes the amount the club has raised for the Ipswich Hospital Charity to around £10,000 over the past decade, and comes as a way of saying thank you for the care given to a club member who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident several years ago.

In addition to the blood pressure machine, money has also been spent on a bladder scanner, reclining medical chair and specialist beds.

Neale Harrison, club captain, said: “We’ve been organising the ride for around ten years now, and decided to support the hospital after one of our members received treatment at Ipswich.

“We’re pleased that we’ve been able to buy several pieces of equipment over the years, including this special blood pressure monitor for use on the emergency assessment ward.”