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To provide a Free, but professional voluntary out of hours transport service to our local NHS hospitals by carrying urgent and emergency blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, theatre equipment, in fact anything that can be carried by motorcycle, between hospitals that is urgently required. We began in May 2012 and as the counter shows the number of call outs we are completing is growing exponentially.
We provide this service through the night, at weekends and Bank Holidays enabling hospital funding to be better spent on patient care. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.
We have been featured in a short film from the National Lottery that will be aired on ITV, but you can see it here.
25 May 2016
Yesterday, 24th May 2016, was a sad day, especially for Malachi’s family as it was his funeral and Last Ride. Malachi crashed and was killed whilst taking part in the North West 200 in Northern Ireland earlier this month.
Due to the expected number of mourners, either on bikes or cars or both, North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes was asked if we could help with marshalling.
Graham Miller, our Secretary, took this on board and liaised with both the Funeral Directors and Lancashire Constabulary and together we escorted and marshalled the final ride, with both Police bikes, our liveried bikes and with static marshall’s at certain junctions between Rivington Barn and the Crematorium at Chorley.
It was expected that there would be some 400 bikes and several cars, but the final number was not established, but there were far more than 400 stretching out for the best part of 1 mile. The route was also lined by pedestrians.
It has to be said that Graham Miller did a fantastic job in organising it and has accepted thanks for NWBB L&L from both the Funeral Home and Lancashire Constabulary. WELL DONE GRAHAM & ALL WHO HELPED.
R.I.P. MALACHI, I hope we did you proud. Our sincere Condolences to the family and friends.read full story
23 May 2016
Sunday 22nd May was quite a day. It started off with a scheduled Blue Light Course for seven more riders and whilst that was on we heard that we had just completed 23,000 call-outs. Controller Phil Russell and Rider Dave Bennett. Then at 17:42 nearing the end of her day shift, our oldest and dearest Controller Brenda Taylor received a call from Royal Preston Hospital asking if we could get an urgent sample to Birmingham City Hospital for analysis. After a few calls Brenda managed to get Bryan Evans to collect it and then arranged with Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes to meet up with Bryan at Keele Services on the M6 and they delivered it to Birmingham. Quite a day and thanks to SSBB for their help.read full story
10 May 2016
On Sunday 8th May 2016, exactly 4 years since NWBB Lancs & Lakes began, we held our 4th Annual General Meeting. This time at the Barton Grange Hotel, just north of Preston. The main items on the Agenda related to the state of the charity after 4 years of operating and the election of the Committee. Every single member was thanked for their dedication and it was said that in our first year May 2012 to May 2013 we responded to 812 calls and now 4 years later we have responded to more than 22,000, an amazing figure by any means and all down to the dedication of the members. Due to two Committee members leaving to set up a commercial business, most of 2015/16 had been run with only 5 Committee members instead of the ideal 7, and this was rectified at the AGM. Committee members for 2016/17 are as follows: Chair: Paul G Brooks JP (Trustee & Founder), Vice Chair: Lee Townsend, Treasurer: Haydn Williams (Trustee), Fleet: Andy Gilroy (Trustee), Secretary: Graham Miller, Control/Comms: Neil McCall, Manager Liaison: Kevin Sansom. Scott Miller (Trustee & Founder), previously the Vice Chair, handed over to Lee Townsend and was thanked for carrying the role over the past 10 months.read full story
You can always read our Newsletters here to see what we are doing and who is supporting us. If you think you can help, come and join us. You don’t have to be able to ride a bike, although we constantly need riders, you can join us as a Controller, which basically means you stay at home and receive re-directed calls from any of our Hospitals. Then it’s a case of looking on the Duty sheets and sending a rider to do the run, or you can join us as a Fundraiser.
Whichever way you can help we will welcome you on board what we think is the best Blood Bike group in the Country. Just click the “Volunteer” button below."Volunteer.
Sunday 29 May 2016 - 9:00 AM.
NWBB L&L have a stand at the 2016
Nelson & Colne college
If members which to volunteer on the stand then please contact Angela Williams Events. Please see the....Read more
Sunday 29 May 2016 - 12:00 PM.
NWBB L&L has been chosen as the charity for this musical event.
Organiser John Walker
Holdback Park Ave
Barrow in Furness
Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 2:40 PM.
Talk to Euxton WI at the Euxton Community Centre. Speaker requiredRead more
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