Volunteering: Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are not currently recruiting new members. This is due to the physical contact required during enrolment & training. We hope the situation will change in the near future, so please watch this space.
We are working: we are continuing to support the NHS in this difficult time.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will continue to support the work we do.
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 continuing to grow. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.Please Donate Here.
Exercise is good for us at any time. As well as keeping us physically fit, a fun programme of regular exercise has been shown to be a big benefit to our mental well-being. With the whole country locked down and gyms shut it’s time for Zumba Suzy! Zumba Suzy is a professional dance instructor and exercise encourager well know across the Fylde and beyond now on-line, mask free, in your very own socially distant home bubble.
COVID put us into lockdown so I took my community classes on line and many of my clients were happy to dance in their kitchens, dining rooms, lounges, gardens and even the hall way.
To keep spirits up we have been doing a weekly themed classes, where we dress up and dance to the theme of that week.
Many of my clients love to make things for me to sell, so at Easter we had Easter egg baskets, knitted rabbits and bunnies which we sold to raise money.
At Halloween we had an amazing raffle, with many prizes being donated by the gang….at Christmas we had aprons, pinnys, stockings, santa-sacks, knitted christmas tress again to raise money. Luckily we managed to do one charity online “zumbathon” where many joined us from around the UK to dance for 2 hours.
All the money we raise each year goes to our nominated charity which during lockdown was the North West Blood Bikes. Scott Etheridge kindly sent us an amazing videos detailing how important you guys and gals are and letting us know what you do, which many of us didn’t actually know.
Fingers crossed for 2021. Let’s hope things get better and let’s ZUMBA!
So here at North West Blood Bikes we are delighted to shake an arm or a leg in the direction of Zumba Suzy (and all her clients) - Sponsor of the Month! https://www.zumbasuzy.com (All pictures from pre-Covid times of course!)
20 December 2020
Booking of collections is now closed
For the past 12 years St John’s Hospice have collected Christmas trees in the local areas in return for a donation.
“The whole event is quite good fun as we have many volunteers who go out in all weathers across our areas (From Garstang to Grasmere, Milnthorpe to Settle) they love the great Christmas Tree hunt.”
Every year they give some of the proceeds to other charities. This year they have chosen 5 local charities to also benefit from this and once again North West Blood Bikes is one of them. We are delighted to have been selected by St John’s Hospice and hope that many of our followers and supporters will help them support us and the other worthy causes.read full story
03 August 2020
Although huge difficulties lie ahead fighting the COVID 19 pandemic some elements of a kind of normality have been returning recently. For NWBB that includes our over 70 riders and drivers being able to return to duty if they feel able. We have missed their involvement and they have certainly missed the opportunity to get out and do something useful for our NHS.read full story
We have been featured in a short film for the National Lottery Awards.
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."
Wednesday 10 March 2021 - 7:00 PM.
Talk by ZoomRead more
Monday 19 April 2021 - 7:30 PM.
Wednesday 9 June 2021 - 8:30 PM.
Saturday 12 June 2021 - 8:00 AM.
Saturday 3 July 2021 - 8:00 AM.
Our newsletters are published here for everyone to see what we get up to either on duty or when we’re off duty, please read and enjoy. If you have anything you think would fit in our newsletter please let the Editor know.