When Jim Robinson’s glasses broke while on a delivery for the Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service, Specsavers in Exmouth were able to step in to help him get back on the road with temporary contact lenses while they fixed his glasses.
Royal Marine who works for Devon Freewheelers in his spare time
Jim is a serving Royal Marine who works as a blood bank rider volunteer during his free time. Jim contacted Specsavers in Exmouth to help him when his glasses fell off as he was taking off his PPE when driving swabs to be tested.
Unfortunately, Jim’s frames were no longer available so needed to to be sent to an external lab to be fixed. However, Ria Heskins, the retail director in store, was able to supply Jim with contact lenses to ensure he could continue his volunteering until his glasses came back.
Jim says: ‘I am really grateful that Specsavers in Exmouth were able to see me and could be so accommodating to help me get back on the road.’
The Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service are the Devon Blood Bikers, a team of volunteer riders, drivers, call handlers and fundraisers. They are dedicated to supporting the NHS in delivering essential whole blood, blood and other medical samples for testing, medication, patient notes, medical equipment, tissue samples and donor breast milk to hospitals and other NHS establishments and patients throughout Devon.