Thanks to our dedicated Controllers and Riders we completed 77 Call-outs from midnight on Christmas Eve to midnight on Boxing Day. Several of the calls were either Very Urgent or Emergency and putting the Riders dedication against the weather conditions, particularly on Boxing Day, is an amazing show of good will and determination.
We shot through 18,000 call-outs in the 43 months since we began, and all our efforts are done freely as they are with all Blood Bike Groups throughout the UK. Recently we have had such severe weather that just a few weeks ago we had to suspend our service in the North and West of our area, yet on Boxing Day we managed to keep going everywhere with riders using their own cars to get through, very often the long way round. Like the early stagecoach motto of Wells Fargo “Our mail will get through”, and it did albeit blood and products.