Eastbourne company launches blood donation campaign

The Club Class Chauffeurs team after donating blood
The Club Class Chauffeurs team after donating blood

AN EASTBOURNE company has enlisted the help of a motor record holder to launch its blood donation campaign.

Staff from Club Class Chauffeurs, which provides corporate executive transport, recently got together the help of Don Wales, holder of the World Land Speed Record, to launch its Drive for Life campaign.

It is the first year of the campaign, which aims to contribute much-needed blood donations on an annual basis. The Club Class team joined forces and donated blood on July 18 at Eastbourne.

Don Wales is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE and the nephew of Donald Campbell CBE, who between them broke more than 20 world, land and water speed records.

Don himself holds a world land speed record, two American national records and eight UK records. In 2013 he wants to be the first to exceed 350mph – in an electric car.

“We are delighted to have the support of Don, who has such a high profile in the extreme speed motor world and is also a dedicated blood donor,” said Jonathan Dow, managing director of Club Class Chaffeurs.

“As professional chauffeurs, clocking up hundreds of hours and miles on the nation’s roads, we are very aware of just how vulnerable the human body is in a car accident situation.

“We feel that signing up to this corporate commitment to donate blood regularly is part of our social responsibility.”

Club Class Chauffeur donors include management and employees of the company as well as key business partners.

Don Wales, a long-standing blood donor, said, “I am delighted to be supporting Club Class Chauffeurs’ Drive for Life campaign.

“Having a high risk career myself this really is a most worthwhile and important campaign.”