A motorbike meet at a Chelston nursing home has raised more than £1,500 for a blood bike charity.

At an event held on August 19 the Chelston Nursing Home held its third motorbike meet where a bike display and BBQ helped raise a big sum for the Freeewheelers blood bike charity.

Freewheelers is a volunteer run service which provides out of hours, free of charge delivery of pharmaceuticals and blood to the NHS. The group were presented with the Queen's Award in 2008 in recognition of their services.

Th event saw Richard Nichols snag the award for 'shiniest bike' with his Triumph Rocket with Andrew Graham's 1936 AJS winning out as the oldest bike on show. Prizes were donated by Paul and Claire Broom of Brummers Bikes.

A total of 66 bikes arrived for the fundraiser, which saw contributions from the directors of Chelston Nursing Home and a healthy purse raised by the BBQ.

Attendee Edward Allistone said: "Thank you to everyone who attended on the day to make it such a great success. Next year, we are hoping for even more bikes, more food and another healthy set of donations to a good cause."