31 October 2015
Saturday 31st October 2015, the night of Halloween, the North West Blood Runners completed their 17,000th call out. Dave Meredith riding and Steve Brown Controlling. This is in just 42 months and it’s all down to the dedication of all the Members. Blood Bikes across the Nation do this every day, helping the sick by transporting urgent and emergency, blood, samples, platelets, etc., between Hospitals, saving lives and the NHS money. Huge testament to all our members. Well doneread full story
23 October 2015
In September 2015 we were notified that we had been shortlisted as finalists in the NHS North West Supply of the Year Awards 2015 and asked to attend a Dinner. This was a significant achievement given the number of entries received.
The Award ceremony was held on the evening of Thursday 22nd October 2015 and Lee Townsend and his wife Helen represented us all at this event. The idea being just to be there. To our surprise at 21:30 it was announced that we had won the Community Care award, which was fantastic and unexpected, then at 23:00 it was announced that we had also won the most prestigious award, the NHS North West Supply of the Year Award.
This all goes to show what we are thought of by all our hospitals in the North West and testament to the loyalty and care all our members have to this great charity.read full story
22 October 2015
Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th October saw the official opening of Bowkers new BMW motorcycle showroom, on the docks at Preston, having taken over Southport Superbikes. NWBB Lancs & Lakes were invited along and besides getting to know Bowkers better, we were awarded a Community Hero Award, which was accepted by Lee Townsend, one of our Area Managers on behalf of the whole charity. Pictures to follow.read full story
30 September 2015
Saturday 19th September 2015, we held our third Black Tie Ball at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington. Each year the event is organised by our Vice Chairman, Scott Miller, his wife Danielle and her friend Rachel, and this year they surpassed all expectations. Two of the Emergency Bikers, from TV, Angus Nairn and Steve Harris attended as our guests and Angus has agreed to be a Patron of NWBBLL. We managed to raise £5,750 on the night and everyone there thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We have already been asked for tickets for next year, so watch this space.read full story
24 September 2015
This year is looking to be the busiest on record for us, we have flown straight through the 16,000 call out barrier with hardly a thought, (Julie and Campbell McCorkindale being Controller & Rider). It’s only September but already we have completed 6,124 since 1st January 2015 and 6 were relay runs to the south, some direct from our hospitals and some from further north.
We are all particularly proud of North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes, but just as proud of being part of a brother/sisterhood of Blood Bikers Nationwide. What we do matters and helps an ailing NHS, but more importantly helps the sick, something we are all likely to be at some time in our lives, so LONG LIVE BLOOD BIKERS.read full story
28 August 2015
You can view our latest and past newsletters on this site. Just click “About Us” and “Newsletters” to see what we’ve been up to.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
14 August 2015
Today is National Blood Bikes Day celebrating all the Blood Bike groups in the UK. Find out more at news.o2.co.uk. Our committee members will be interviewed by the local press at a local landmark.read full story
28 July 2015
Today (28th July 2015) we were requested by Dumfries Blood Bikes to help take urgent samples by way of a relay run from Dumfries Hospital to Charing Cross in London, a distance of 350 miles. The relay involved Dumfries BB, Cumbria BB, North West BB Lancs & Lakes, Shropshire & Staffordshire BB and SERV Oxford. I we hadn’t done it it would have gone by taxi, at what cost to the NHS? To all those involved a superb job which just goes to show the help Blood Bikes give the NHS in the UK.The picture shows our rider, Steve Dunstan, handing over to Shrops & Staffs Mark Huxley.read full story
23 July 2015
On Saturday 19th September 2015 North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes are holding its third Black Tie Charity Ball at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Blackburn BB5 5JP.read full story