• Wow! What a year.

    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!

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  • Triple Relay Run

    Bank Holiday Monday 26th May, saw our First Triple Relay Run from Furness General Hospital to Manchester Royal Infirmary, with two packages. One for A&E and one for Clinical Sciences.

    One rider rode from Furness (Barrow) to Westmoreland General Hospital, a second rider went from Westmoreland to junction 32 of the M6 (Broughton) and the third rider did the last leg. It worked like a dream and just shows what our Controllers/Dispatchers can organise when necessary. Well done all involved.

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  • 5,000 Call outs

    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.

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  • 4,000 runs in less than a single year

    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.

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  • 4,000 RUNS

    On Saturday evening 15th February 2014 we passed the 4,000 runs mark in just 22 months. Trevor Goff the Rider and Andy Tulloch the Controller.

    To all our website readers I think you’ll agree this is a fantastic achievement in such a short period of time and all down to the dedication of our volunteers.

    At a conservative estimate we have saved our local NHS hospitals in excess of £200,000.

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  • Midland Freewheelers join forces with us again.

    Sunday 9th February 2014 and we had another call from the Royal Preston Hospital to take samples to Birmingham City Hospital. Midland Freewheelers were contacted and Adrian Reed their duty coordinator arranged for a meet with their rider Mark Powis and our rider Graham Jones at Keele Services on the M6. Well done to all and a special thanks to Midland Freewheelers.

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  • 3,000 Completed Call outs in one year

    Last night Monday 3rd February 2014, North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes completed 3,000 call outs in less than one full year. On 2nd May 2013 we had completed 812 call outs, having been operating one full year, but now we have completed 3,821 call outs in total, which means we have completed 3,000 call outs in 9 months May 2013 to February 2014.

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  • Call Out Madness

    Last night, Thursday 3oth January 2014, our night controller, Julie, had 19 call outs from across our areas, a new night record. 2 of them being relay runs to or from Barrow-in-Furness.

    I don’t suppose Julie got much sleep but that’s sometimes what’s expected of the Controllers and that’s why we appreciate the work they do. But lets not forget the riders, particularly at this time of year they have to go out in all sorts of weather and all out of the goodness of their hearts.

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  • Another Relay

    Friday 3rd January 2014 and we received a call from Royal Preston Hospital asking us to take a sample for urgent analysis to Birmingham City Hospital. Our Vice Chairman, Graham Jones, took up the run and the Chairman, Paul Brooks telephoned John Gaunt of Midland Freewheelers and asked if they could help us with a relay. “Yes” he said and so the job was on. From Royal Preston to Birmingham City Hospital 1 hour 55 minutes. Well done and a big thanks to Midland Freewheelers.

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  • 3,000th Run in 19 Months

    We as a Group must have done more than any other blood bike group in 19 months of operating, and although the 3,000th run was completed today, by rider Campbell McCorkindale with his wife Julie at the helm as controller, this number of runs is down to the dedication of all our members, so CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved, you have all done a superb job and should all be very proud.

    WELL DONE EVERYONE

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