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We aim to provide a totally free, but professional, voluntary service, out of normal working hours for the transportation of Urgent and Emergency items, e.g. blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, theatre equipment, in fact anything that can be carried by motorcycle, solely for the benefit of the publicly funded emergency services and the patients being treated by them, within the NHS Hospitals.
We will provide this service through the night, and 24 hours per day at weekends and Bank Holidays, to the best of our ability, enabling hospital funding to be better spent on patient care.
We started operating in May 2012 and as the counter shows the number of call outs we are completing is growing exponentially. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.Please Donate Here.
Surely the best kind of friend is one that comes to your assistance before you have even had a chance to call for help. That is exactly the approach taken by BP at the start of the COVID19 Emergency. As the country locked down North West blood Bikes,Lancs & Lakes like other charities saw its income from events, promotions and sponsors would be cut off. But the needs and the road miles supporting the NHS with essential out of hours transport would continue and probably increase.
So the Charity was amazed and delighted to see a Press Release from BP announcing “BP will supply free fuel to the UK’s emergency services vehicles during the current crisis” That generous sponsorship included supporting blood-bike charities such as NWBB.
All though the worst days of the pandemic as our fleet of specialist motorcycles continued to operate they were able to fill up at BP stations with the company footing the bill. We have not yet counted up the total saving but with some of the machines doing around 2000 miles in a month this valuable help runs into thousands of pounds.
At the time Bernard Looney, BP chief executive said: “This crisis is affecting every part of society and all of us are trying to do what we can to help. It is vital that we support those on whom we all depend, as well as the most vulnerable in our communities. We have identified two ways where we can use our resources and presence around the country to make a small contribution. We will continue to look for other opportunities, taking advice from the authorities, as the country’s response continues to evolve.”
Well said Bernard! NWBB Lancs & Lakes and all who depend on us thank BP for their initiative and we are delighted to celebrate the company as our current “Sponsor of the Month”
28 June 2020
27 May 2020
Every year at North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes we revalidate all our members to ensure that they understand and agree to comply with the risk assessments, rules and procedures necessary for us to provide the level of volunteer service that has been agreed with our NHS customers. After that revalidation declaration we normally issue members with a new photo-identity card valid for 12 months. This year the Covid19 situation has disrupted the process of producing and distributing new photo-identity cards. So this year our Membership Team have carried out the revalidation process and our Committee have confirmed those who have completed the declaration have had their authorisation extended to 31 May 2021.read full story
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You can always read our Newsletters here to see what we are doing and who is supporting us. If you think you can help, come and join us. You don’t have to be able to ride a bike, although we constantly need riders, you can join us as a Controller, which basically means you stay at home and receive re-directed calls from any of our Hospitals. Then it’s a case of looking on the Duty sheets and sending a rider to do the run, or you can join us as a Fundraiser.
Whichever way you can help we will welcome you on board what we think is the best Blood Bike group in the Country. Just click the “Volunteer” button below."Volunteer.
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Wednesday 21 October 2020 - 7:30 PM.