STAFF at a housing group have helped a charity which delivers blood and medicine to and from hospitals to mark the retirement of its chief executive.

Torus collected £480 to mark the retirement of Rob Young as chief executive of the group.

The sum has been awarded to Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes.

Rob, who retired in December, after 16 years at the helm, was keen for a charity that helps local people to be recognised.

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Rob Young

The charity operates across both boroughs and provides vital services in delivering blood, tissue samples, surgical tools and medicine to and from hospitals and urgent care units.

They also transport donated breast milk to neonatal units across the region as well as link in with other ‘Blood Bike’ groups across the UK and Ireland to relay urgent supplies.

The charity was nominated by Torus joiner and master locksmith, Mark Lyons, who volunteers for the charity.

Mark said: “We were thrilled that staff chose us and we cannot thank everyone enough for the support. The donation will go towards keeping one of our marked bikes fuelled, maintained and on the road, delivering much needed blood supplies, for about a month.”