26 May 2020
The unpaid volunteer motorcycle riders and car drivers of North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes have continued to operate through the COVID19 pandemic. This is despite having to shield some members from the virus for personal or age-related risk of exposure. The charity has been able to meet the request of the NHS to continue providing the level of safe, free, professional volunteer transport our healthcare customers have come to expect and rely upon outside normal work hours.read full story
28 December 2016
2016 just doesn’t stop being amazing for volunteers of North West Blood Bikes - Lancs & Lakes. Not only have awards been received, but we can also boast that we have had a record breaking year.read full story
15 August 2015
In the very early hours of Saturday 15th August 2015, just 39 months after we went live, Julie McCorkindale (Controller) took our 15,000th call asking if we could transport some urgent samples from Ormskirk to Southport Path Lab. Dave Meredith (veteran rider) took the call and did the job. This is absolutely amazing and all down to the dedication of all our Controllers, Riders and Members and a testament to the need for Blood Bikes Nationwide. Well done everyone.read full story
09 April 2015
In the evening of Wednesday 8th April 2015, with a new Controller, Jo Kenyon-Swift in charge, and veteran Rider Peter Haworth, we reached 12,000 call outs within our first 3 years of operating.read full story
23 February 2015
Dateline; 23rd February 2015 in the early hours of Monday morning we successfully completed 11,000 call-outs, 1,000 of which were completed from the middle of January to date, despite some atrocious weather, well done everyone. We have asked several hospitals to see if they can tighten up the number of call outs, in other words to see if those items not desperately urgent can wait a while to see if there is anything else and this has just started …read full story
04 January 2015
Another milestone, on 4th January 2015, 33 months after we began we have successfully completed 10,000 runs, over 7,000 in the last 12 months alone.read full story
04 October 2014
Friday 3rd October 2014, exactly 29 months 1 day after we began operating we reached a milestone having carried out 8,000 call-out runs, 2656 since 2nd May 2014 (5 months).
This amazing figure is down solely to generosity of all our volunteers; the Controllers for being there either all day or all night; the riders for going out in all weathers, day & night; our fundraisers for helping us afford to do it and our general members for spreading the word. We have an amazing charity with amazing people. If you think you can help, come and join us, just click the “CONTACT” button on the website front page.read full story
31 July 2014
We have been running 26 months and we are very quickly approaching 7,000 call-outs We have covered thousands of miles delivering urgently needed items, some of which have been life saving. Blood for a patient on the operating table and donor breast milk to a very sick premature baby, to name but two, thankfully both survived. Our riders are Stars watched over by our Angel Controllers, all of whom do a fantastic job. If only all the public knew!read full story
16 April 2014
Well, not only have we passed 4,000 runs in a single year, but we have now smashed through the 5,000 call outs.
This is purely down to the dedication of our members. If we carry on at this rate we will save the NHS in the North West single handedly. Well done to everyone involved and especially our followers and those who donate and contribute. Thank You.read full story
05 April 2014
17:26 hrs on Saturday 5th April, James Chantry completed our 4,000th run since May 2013 and we are likely to do our 5,000th run in the two years we have been operating very soon. Andy Wyeth was the duty Controller, so well done guys.
All the volunteers at NWBB Lancs & Lakes have managed to save the local hospitals almost a quarter of a million pounds. Well done to everyone.read full story