The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss, is set to present an urgent donor milk charity with a new electric car.

The vehicle will be presented to the Human Milk Foundation on Sunday, November 27.

The Human Milk Foundation's Hearts Milk Bank, in Harpenden, supports NHS hospitals with donated human milk.


This milk is used to help feed sick premature babies in neonatal intensive care.

The new electric car has been specifically designed as an "urgent donor milk delivery vehicle".

According to The Human Milk Foundation, the car will enable the charity to "transport larger volumes of donor milk to and from our hubs, reduce our carbon footprint and build resilience into the service".

Herts Advertiser: A donor milk recipient will cut the ribbon at the unveiling.A donor milk recipient will cut the ribbon at the unveiling. (Image: Felicity Webster / Human Milk Foundation)

The Lord Lieutenant will formally present the car to the charity, along with West Herts Charity Trust, Epson representatives and milk bank staff.

A donor milk recipient will also attend the event, and will be cutting a ribbon on the day.

The recipient is now 16-years-old, having received donor milk as a baby.