10 August 2021
As Britain’s busiest blood bike service we are celebrating 100,000 mercy missions - covering more than 1.5 million miles (to the moon and back three times) and saving the NHS more than £5.5 million over the last nine and a half years. North West Blood Bikes, which covers Lancashire and South Lake District, marked the milestone with a routine mission.read full story
20 December 2020
Booking of collections is now closed
For the past 12 years St John’s Hospice have collected Christmas trees in the local areas in return for a donation.
“The whole event is quite good fun as we have many volunteers who go out in all weathers across our areas (From Garstang to Grasmere, Milnthorpe to Settle) they love the great Christmas Tree hunt.”
Every year they give some of the proceeds to other charities. This year they have chosen 5 local charities to also benefit from this and once again North West Blood Bikes is one of them. We are delighted to have been selected by St John’s Hospice and hope that many of our followers and supporters will help them support us and the other worthy causes.read full story
03 August 2020
Although huge difficulties lie ahead fighting the COVID 19 pandemic some elements of a kind of normality have been returning recently. For NWBB that includes our over 70 riders and drivers being able to return to duty if they feel able. We have missed their involvement and they have certainly missed the opportunity to get out and do something useful for our NHS.read full story
28 June 2020
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
12 April 2020
16 May 2019
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 greatread full story
25 April 2019
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,read full story
25 April 2019
Both the stores of Sainsbury’s at Bamber Bridge and Morecambe have been collecting for us over the past 12 months and it is coming to a close. The staff at both stores have been great, but we mustn’t forget the customers who have helped us by donating. All the money collected helps us keep our fleet of emergency bikes on the road and our volunteers in fuel.read full story
08 April 2019
A special thanks to Mr & Mrs Hunter of Penwortham for thinking of us when they celebrated their Ruby Wedding and donating £120 to help us keep our fleet on the road. A lovely gesture and a big thanks to them.read full story