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  • Change of Chairman

    Change of Chairman

    After 7 years as the Chairman of NWBB Lancs & Lakes, Paul Brooks, who was a joint founder of the charity along with Graham Jones, has stood down as the Chairman, although remains a Trustee and Rider. Paul said: “NWBB Lancs & Lakes has turned out to be a great

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  • 7 Years and counting

    On 2nd May this year we will have been operational for 7 years and will have responded to 64,000 call outs.

    All our 423 Members have done an amazing job, either controlling the riders, or being a rider, or fundraiser and spreading the word about who we are.

    Each call out we respond to not only helps the NHS Hospitals, but also the patients waiting for Blood, analysis of their samples,

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  • 60,000 Call outs

    At 22:00 hrs on Tuesday 12th February 2019, exactly 6 years 10 months and 10 days, since we started operating we have reached 60,000 call-outs from our local NHS Hospitals.

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  • Chairman's Bit

    2019 Chairman’s Bit

    Well, 2019 has come along and in May we reach our seventh anniversary, which will also herald the time when our Chairman Elect, Simon Hanson, steps in to take over what I have had the privilege of doing since we started,

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  • 50,000 Completed Runs

    50,000 Completed Runs

    In 2011 four keen motorcyclists got together and decided to help the NHS Hospitals in the North West of England by providing free urgent and emergency, out of hours transport for Blood, Platelets, Samples for analysis, medication, Doctors notes, donor breast milk for premature babies, in fact anything that they could carry safely on motorbikes.

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  • Salterforth WI talk

    Salterforth WI talk

    Regardless of the hail, wind and snow the show must go on….. or at least our commitment made early last year to visit the Ladies of Salterforth WI last Thursday was still going ahead.

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  • Hertel Sellafield annual chosen charity – North West Blood Bikes

    Hertel Sellafield annual chosen charity – North West Blood Bikes

    The Hertel team based at Sellafield, with support from lot delivery partners IDS (Hertel, Atkins, North West Projects & West Lakes Engineering) & i3 Decommissioning Partners (Hertel, Wood & Shepley Engineers) together supported the Hertel Sellafield chosen annual charity NW Blood Bikes, raising a grand total of £5068.

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  • BBC Radio Lancashire's Community Heroes Awards

    BBC Radio Lancashire's Community Heroes Awards

    BBC Radio Lancashire is proud to announce its first Community Heroes Awards. “We’re recognising those in the county that go the extra mile and make a real difference to the lives of others.” Nominations are being sought in various categories which are designed to reward everything from being a good neighbour to inspirational teachers; and their contribution to life in Lancashire.

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  • Controllers and riders kept busy over Christmas holidays

    Controllers and riders kept busy over Christmas holidays

    As Santa Claus is sat recovering at the North Pole after a frantic 24 hours, our volunteers are also recovering after a relatively busy weekend.

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  • Controllers. Who are they?

    One of the many volunteer roles within North West Blood Bikes is that of controller. Also known as call takers, dispatchers or coordinators, the role of controller is essential for ensuring calls are answered quickly and the item is delivered efficiently to its destination. There is much more for the 46 members to do than just answering the phone.

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