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.
Levels of activity have varied across the weeks and across the Lancashire and South Lakes region. Some normal demands have reduced whilst other new requirements have appeared as part of the national effort to combat the virus.
In the midst of this COVID19 storm there was a moment of great satisfaction when on Sunday afternoon 24 May a rider in the Fylde Coast area completed the 80000th delivery made for the NHS since NWBB Lancs and Lakes was formed in 2012.
And the Charity is not stopping there.
North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes is the largest and busiest of such charities in the UK and possibly the world. The 400 volunteers are continuing to organise, fundraise (where possible!), control and deliver. Members sights remain focussed on delivering free and effective service to the NHS and yes, with each nights runs the 100K comes ever closer.