1000 Smiles

by Neil McCall

Category: News

Paul Brooks writes: Saturday 18th February 2017 a relay run from one collection point, Furness General, to three destinations, Leeds General, Manchester Royal Infirmary and NHSBT Speke.

It started at 05:50 with one rider: Edgar Baines collected from Furness then rode to a pre-arranged handover location where the items passed on to Paul Waterworth, Michael Allen, and Bill Dennis, who then continued their journeys to the respective hospitals Our brilliant Controllers were Sharon Johnson and Julie McCorkindale. All delivered by 08:29 the time our last one arrived at the furthest hospital (Leeds), 116miles.

Some of these Riders were not on duty, but were called in so that none of our hospitals were left short by using duty riders, others started their shifts early. They come in because we are all passionate about helping.

Had North West Blood Bikes not been in a position to deliver on behalf of the hospital, it would have meant 3 taxi journeys totaling around 350 miles Cost to Furness General “zero”, “Nil”, “nothing”, “zilch”. Benefit to North West Blood Bikes 1,000 SMILES

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