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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 continuing to grow. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.Please Donate Here.
Scarisbrick & District Armada Motorcycle club have been wonderful supporters of charities including North West Blood Bikes over the years. Their famous Plop Enduro race series is legendary for the excitement and spectacle as very simple machines are cooked to the abolute limit and pushed well beyond what the designers in Japan could have imagined in their wildest manga dreams.
Out of the success of the Plop Enduro series the club distributes funds to worthy causes and in 2018 they donated a “authorities specification” BMW RT1200 liveried bike to North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes. The bike has of course been based in our Southport, Ormskirk, Whiston area which includes Scarisbrick and has clocked up 57,000 miles on the mission to carry blood, samples and any other medical items out of hours for the NHS. West Area riders quickly christened the bike “Plop” in recognition of the race series.
Fast forward through the Coronavirus pandemic and our good friends at Scarisbrick have repeated the honour and will be presenting another brand new BMW RT1250 to North West Blood Bikes to work alongside the existing machine. The handover ceremony takes place at the Heatons Bridge Inn Scarisbrick at 12.00 on Saturday 16th October.
Said one West rider and regular user of the current bike: “The RT is a premium motorcycle with of course a price to match but for what we do it is pretty much unbeatable. It has presence on the road, weather protection for the rider, good load carrying capacity and can still make rapid, legal progress through heavy traffic when needed.”
16 December 2021
StMary’s Parish Church Dalton in Furness have their Christmas Tree Festival open 2-5pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December.read full story
21 November 2021
Here at Website Towers we aren’t that well up on ecclesiastical geography but what is probably the Parish Church for our HQ, (St Aidan’s Bamber Bridge) are having a week long Christmas Tree Festival this year starting on 4th December.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."Volunteer.
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