Another great example of teamwork across the emergency sector.Sometimes our riders can end up at the same destination. On days like today, when the sun is shining, they'll stop to say "Hi" and take the obligatory socially distanced selfie! (Camera shy), Rider Robin arrived at Liverpool Women's Hospital on V6, to discover that Rider Stuart was also there on FB1. The observant folks amongst you may have noticed a couple of differences between their workhorses. FB1 is not one of our fleet "Vampires", it's a Firebike usually in service with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. During the Covid-19 shenanigans, #MCBB have been lucky enough to have not one but 2 Firebikes, as well as Stuart and Colin, their riders on secondment from Cheshire Fire and Rescue, after they offered to help us deal with the increase in demand for our service. We are grateful for their support. Team work makes the dream work! #itswhatwedo #notallheroeswearcapes #cheshirefireandrescue #merseysideandcheshirebloodbikes ... See MoreSee Less
Northumbria Blood BikesWhen you booked your spring shift on a bike but forget you live in the North East of England and you get to experience all possible weather seasons in one shift. Don’t worry our volunteer is now thawing out at home in the warm. Just another day in the life of a blood biker #itswhatwedo🩸 🏍 ❄️🥶 ... See MoreSee Less
... and why not? 👍😘On duty tonight, husband and wife team Phil (WSBB145) and Linda (WSBB29) 👍 As we start to come out of lockdown, could you do something amazing and join our team? Go to our website www.wsbb.org for more details or get in touch at email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Another example of the wide range of services the NABB member groups provide to the NHS and our communities. 👍It's not just about the blood! In fact Blood Bikers all over the UK help collect and deliver donor baby milk from groups of fantastic woman who collect and freeze their breast milk. It’s vital that Neonatal/SCBU Units always have stock of milk because donor breast milk can often double a babies survival chances if born before 32 weeks.
WSBB are proud to serve a number of ladies in the Warwickshire and Solihull area who are doing their bit for babies born before their full term 🍼
We are delighted to announce that we have gained a new member to the NABB family, with SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire successfully applying to join. SERV S&C have already achieved the prestigious 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Services' and we look forward to welcoming them at our next team meeting and representing them on national issues moving forward.
Here's what their Chair, Cindy Dickerson, had to say:
“You and NABB have spent many years representing blood bikers as one group, raising awareness, identifying ways to help its member groups and acting on their behalf, regardless of their affiliation. As an independent charity we have operated for ten years outside the NABB group. Our reason for not joining was that we wanted to maintain our autonomy whilst delivering a high standard of service in line with NABB’s goals and aspirations. NABB respected that; the contact we maintained was always welcomed and we have never felt isolated or excluded. That inclusion has meant that we have recently benefitted from grants, discounts and offers procured by NABB so, assured that the autonomy we sought would not be compromised, we felt we should become affiliated to the group that has demonstrated it can successfully represent all its member groups in sharing standards, support and best practices as one organisation. On behalf of everyone at SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, thank you.”
Welcome and l lots of fond memories of Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds , Milldenhall and Lakenheath and trips into Cambridgeshire to Addenbrooks Papworth and the like. May all your shouts be safe ones from all the team that is Bloodbikes Manchester
Good work Cindy. As a group you have achieved much and deserve recognition for that