How do I donate my old motorcycle gear?

There are two different ways in which you can donate your old motorcycle gear to the scheme.

By Post: You can opt to donate your leathers by shipping them to:

Leathers4Lives
SorryMate
11 Suez Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1EF

 

In person:  Alternatively, it is possible to make a donation by visiting the SorryMate stand at selected motorcycle events. You can find out more information about which events we will be attending by clicking here.

What happens to my motorcycle gear after I donate it?

After making a donation to the Leathers4Lives scheme, SorryMate will process your old motorcycle gear and distribute it to HCPC accredited courses.

In the event of a surplus, Sorrymate may place items into storage until a request for stock is made from a university. After a request is made, the items will be removed from storage and donated to their corresponding university.

Your donations will never be sold, distributed or re-purposed for anything other than the Leathers4Lives scheme.

It is the responsibility of each individual university to use the donated items for training purposes in a manner which they see fit. This can include, but may not be limited to, Motorcycle accident response drills.

What is the Leathers4 Lives scheme?

Leathers4Lives is a not-for-profit scheme which aims to support future NHS paramedics through donations made to universities and colleges which deliver Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) accredited courses.

In order to practise as a paramedic, you must undertake an HCPC course. During the course of their training, student paramedics must undertake critical training which allows them to respond to motorcycle accidents.

NHS paramedics are often the first on the scene during a motorcycle accident.  For many bikers, this could be the difference between a life and death situation.

Having access to motorcycle gear a critical necessity in developing the skills that paramedics need to effectively respond to motorcycle accidents.

The purpose of Leathers4Lives is to recycle worn out and crash-damaged motorcycle gear by distributing it to HCPC accredited courses. This allows for a continuous support of future NHS paramedics in saving bikers lives.