3PB’s Joseph Giret QC gets another Queen's Award, this time for his NHS support volunteer work
8th June 2020
Joseph Giret QC, the highly respected commercial and chancery litigation expert and biker barrister, has just been awarded a Queen’s Award for services to the Voluntary Sector, which he and fellow volunteer blood delivery bikers at the charity Blood Bikes SERV OBN have received.
This service by emergency bike rider volunteers is part of a nationwide service - provided by unpaid volunteers to help out the NHS with active members like Joseph Giret QC – delivering emergency supplies of blood to hospitals overnight. Volunteers are experienced, highly trained and committed service personnel who use adapted official Police bikes to complete their duties.
His double shift today Monday 8 June 2020 and tonight - taking urgent blood supplies to NHS hospitals across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire – ends at 7am tomorrow morning.
Joseph said: “I was honoured to be appointed by the Queen to the rank of Queen’s Counsel and feel doubly honoured to have received this new honour. Any contribution I have made to this noble cause has been a drop in the ocean compared to the many, many others, most of whom are unseen working as controllers and are behind the scenes, managing our timetables and our fleet of vehicles, keeping us on the road. I feel that the task of getting vital blood supplies to the NHS, and saving it money as we do, has never been more essential than now during this Covid-19 pandemic.”