AN UNNAMED member of the public brought a smile to the face of a Blood Biker volunteer who couriers urgent medical items after offering to pay for their fuel.

The kind-hearted Samaritan said Blood Bikers had kept his brother alive and he wanted to pay for rider Gary Kerrison's fuel. 

The touching act of kindness took place at the Esso Garage in Andover on Charlton Road on Friday afternoon.

Rider Gary Kerrison said: "£15.77 of kindness. Just returning to the fire station. Stopped off to top up fuel. A member of the public came up to me and said he wanted to pay for the fuel. Blood Bikers had kept his brother alive - his brother had Leukemia. Thank you sir. A real gent." 

SERV Wessex Blood Runners is a charity that delivers blood products to hospitals across Southern England weekday evenings and all day weekends

They provides a free out of hours transportation service for NHS Hospitals in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. All members are volunteers and cover all fuel and servicing costs for their vehicles themselves.

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The service is run entirely on donations and receives no funding. As well as bloods, the bikers also courier urgent and emergency medical items including X-rays, samples, drugs, and documentation between hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The charity shared the touching incident to Facebook on Friday afternoon in a post that has now been shared thousands of times.

The page wrote: "A massive thank you to the unnamed member of the public who very generously paid for the fuel on one of our marked bikes when our rider, Gary Kerrison, stopped off this afternoon. Whoever you are sir, THANK YOU!!! 😊"

At the time of writing, the post was liked 4,000 times with dozens commenting on the generosity of the individual.

One woman wrote: "This happened at the Esso garage in Charlton Friday lunchtime. I saw the chap take the receipt to the rider and thought then what a lovely gesture - a 'random act of kindness' that goes a very long way. Well done to that man."

While another said: "Well done to you sir for your kindness and generosity. And thank you to the Blood Bikers for your time and effort and dedication knowing that all that you do is given freely."

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