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Cracking night at the Roman way Hotel..winning team was the Hairy Bikers... featuring our very own Graham! A MASSIVE £445.80 was raised for us! Well done all involved,  and thank you for your superb effort!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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It was a great evening. 🙂 Adding the two quiz event totals together we raised Almost £1500. So well worth it! Well done HAIRY BIKERS !

Get your thinking caps on tomorrow night, (THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER) for a quiz night at the Roman Way Hotel Cannock, in aid of our charity.
A similar quiz held a quiz earlier in the year was a huge success and raised over £1000 SSCBB.
We hope to see you there.
7.30pm Start.

 

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Teams of 4. £5 pp. 7.30pm Prompt Start. Lots of fun guaranteed. Great raffle too. Message me if you need more info. Come and join us. ALL WELCOME. 😀😀

I’m on duty, so someone else will have be in last placed! 😂😂🤣

Our #NewWebsite has now gone live! Make sure to take a look and tell us what you think! #SSCBB  https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/

 

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Very slick and professional. As is SSCBB

site looks great well done to you all

The site looks fab guys, great job 💜

Great looking site guys and girls. Well done.

If reading about the work we do has made you think about #GivingBlood take a look at our website to see how easy it can be to do so!
https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/give-blood/

 

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I have now given up trying, their website is totally hopeless. I rang them recently and they could see I was a regular. Outcome the lady couldn’t find me a local donation appointment in Shropshire. My neighbour in Telford was sent an appointment for Durham ! Yes near Newcastle On Tyne !

As a regular blood donor with 101 donations done,I have a problem understanding the problem NHS Give Blood appointment system?

Given some of the feedback we get when we're fundraising I'm not sure that local donation points are as numerous as they were... always worth checking on the website 😁😁😁

We are proud to be represented at this years Ride To The Wall event. We will remember them.Image attachment

 

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I'm here too with my vet husband, niece and my Blood Biker brother from Wales. 😁

Fair play I seen loads of different blood bikers yesterday there 👍

There isnt a hi vis jacket in sight in this picture! No motorbike either!!  What we see is an SSCBB Controller on duty in his home ready to take that urgent call from one of our hospitals who need  help. The Controller will look after their rider from despatch until they are safely home whatever the time of day or night.  Peter Oakley from Stone, Staffordshire had been in public service all his working life. Many years in the Army and then as a Magistrate.  Earlier this year he was talking to an old friend who had become a bloodbike rider for Blood Bike Wales, and to Peter, it was an ideal way to continue in public service. He is not a biker, however, but joined SSCBB as a Controller and Fundraiser in July this year. Peter says it seemed such a good way to spend some of his spare time.  Welcome aboard Peter.  If you would like to join our team at #SSCBB take a look at our website or drop us a message!  https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/contact-us/volunteer-roles/

 

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A very necessary person. X

Well done Peter keep up the good work kingsman 👍

Brilliant. The unsung heroes. Welcome.

Nice one from Devon Freewheelers 👍

Top man . It will be nice to put a name to a face when I start riding for you hopefully not to long to go now .

Fellow Blood Biker and fellow King'sman, good man Peter.

Mr Oakley Sir One of my First Rsms and such a Gentle man. Full respect for your Job. Greetings from Germany.

We couldn’t ride without our controllers, thanks Peter.

Without our coordinators there is no Blood Bike service. Welcome on board Peter! Severn Freewheelers EVS #ItsWhatWeDo

Thank you for all that you do. Shropshire hospitals would be lost without you

Welcome to a well oiled machine.

Thanks, Grateful for the kind comments, glad to be part of the team.

Very important cog in the wheel 😊

Hiya Peter. Looking very efficient there.

Thanks Kath, but it’s all an act!

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Martin, the Town Crier, has joined our efforts in the Town Square Shrewsbury.

 

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We did have to raise the gazebo up a notch or two to accommodate Martin!!

The sun is shining in Shrewsbury Square and we would love to see you!  Special offer on our charity xmas cards at £1.00 per pack of 6!! Bargain!!  New gazebo backdrop on display. Shows our QAVS success and features Rider Phil Sutton on bloodbike Imogen.  Going to be a beautiful day!! ☀️  If you would like to find out more about our charity and what we do, take a look at our website and see how you can get involved: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/Image attachment

 

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The new backdrop is missing a certain person on it? A prize for the 1st comment who it is? 🤔😝

Have you any dates for the next members meeting in Shropshire.?

See you in a little bit team 💕

Looking good 😀👍

Shrewsbury Square today. Come and support us. We can tell you how you can volunteer for us!  To find out more about volunteering for #SSCBB take a look at our website: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/Image attachment
BARGAIN of the DAY  SSCBB Christmas cards on sale at Asda, Malinsgate, Telford.  £1.00 per pack  Dont miss out!!!

 

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No problem. Will you collect? 😊Jayne Herriman

Last pack in box. As modelled by volunteer rider Barrie Shredd Walters

Helen have you got any packs i could have for our Foresters please i can take them to our next social event to sell?

I sure have Jayne Herriman. How many do you want? 😊

Were at the TSB in #Telford Town Centre! And there is CAKE! 🍰🍩🍪  If you would like to find out more about our charity and what we do, take a look at our website and see how you can get involved: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/Image attachment

 

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TSB raised £573 for us today. That's a lotta cake. Thank you Sam and Pauline.

I am looking for a lanyard. Where can I get one and how much please?

Helen you only went for the cake

No riding round the shopping centre 😁

Well done!

Cakeeee.

Great work team... I'll take one for the team working in torrential rain whilst you eat cake... It's OK, really it is.

You deserve it the hero's of our society. I am a nurse and appreciate all you do ✌

I am all flu and without cake...🍰☕

Oooo all that cake looks gorgeous x

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We attended the Bennetts British Superbike Championship meeting at the #OultonPark circuit in Cheshire over the weekend. Rider Christian Iddon from the Tyco #BMW team came over to our stand to show his support. Cheshire Lead Steve Hunter also spoke to BSB legend Shakey Byrne about Blood Bikes as well. Another well attended weekend at Oulton Park with potential new riders showing their interest in joining SSCBB.
If you would like to find out more about joining SSCBB  take a look at our website: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/contact-us/volunteer-roles/Image attachment

 

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Of course, we are seeking Controllers and Fundraisers as well as Riders to volunteer with us!!

Yes visited them and bought some goodies xx

Hi guys. I'm the Northumbria Blood Biker who stopped by to say hello.

Graham WeatherheadGraham why you never on the photos I know your there stop hiding x😁

Our Speaker Team members are very often treated to tea and cake after their talks. Always a bonus!!  The Secretary of Worleston WI, Rosalind Lea, went one step further this week when she presented speaker Chris Prior with a goodie bag of a mug and biscuits.
A great #Quiz coming up in aid of our charity, this is the second one that they have done and last time they raised over £1000! 
18th October at the Roman Way Hotel on the A5 near #Cannock, check out the poster below for more information!

 

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Paul Snape

Martin Huxley

Members can continue to show their #Support by ordering official SSCBB #Clothes! There are 3 ways that you can order, find out more on our website:
https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/member-clothing-range/
We are at the Masonic Hall Stafford for their open day from 12 til 4. Our friends from the Midlands Air Ambulance are here too. Both charities are indebted to the Masonic groups for their support. Come and find out more about the Masons and about our charity.
https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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We were visited by our good friend Mike Heenan, Provincial Grand Master of the Staffordshire and Shropshire Mark Master Masons and Mayor of Stafford, Councillor .Ray Barron and Councillor Jenny Barron.

We transport a variety of other urgent medical items in addition to #Blood products, including donated #BreastMilk, which is used to feed premature babies. Find out how you can get involved here:
https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/

 

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Hero's all of you. My twin grandchildren won't go anywhere without their Teddy bears purchased from you ..xx

Martin Pearce

Zoe Nicholson

SSCBB members would like to thank the family of the late Mr Philip Hickman for the very generous donation of £1888.00 collected at Philip's recent funeral service.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family and friends at this sad time.
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Mr Hickman had attended a talk given by one of our speaker team earlier in the year. He talked highly of the work we undetake for our local hospitals to his wife and family and that is why they chose our Charity as beneficiaries of the money given in his memory.

What an amazing gesture of thoughtfulness during a difficult time for any family.

How thoughtful of the family at such a sad time.

An amazing donation.

What a lovely gesture.

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#Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire #BloodBikes need your support so that we can continue servicing the #NHS to transport blood and related products. You can donate via our ‘Just Giving’ page, please click here:
https://www.justgiving.com/ssblood-bikes
A great day supporting the Gower Heritage & Enterprise centre at their celebration of 100 Years of the RAF. And our supporter Jay (the Busker!) came along to hand over the £705 he collected for us busking in our three counties. And the Mayor of Oakengates, Steve Reynolds, came along to say hello.
If you would like to donate, please visit our ‘Just Giving’ page: https://www.justgiving.com/ssblood-bikesImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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We also enjoyed lunch out of a mess can!!

The Cheshire Group proudly showing off the Queen’s Award at their recent monthly meeting.

 

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Well done you do a fantastic job . Respect to you all xx

Nice one all 👍🏻

We were pleased to support the Ellerdine 5k run, not only with leading the runners but we had two of our own volunteers doing the run. Well done Sarah and Heidie - that Hi Vis looked a bit warm Sarah! The event raised £485 each for our charity and for Ellerdine Village Hall. Well done everyone.
If you would like to donate, pop over to our website to see how: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/donate/Image attachment
Phil and Lynne are supporting  the Hermitage Care Home Open Day in Uttoxeter.
To keep up to date with the events we do check out our calendar and remember to follow us on social media! https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/events/

 

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The Xmas cards are selling well!

Hope you had a great day x

We are at the Cholmondeley Castle classic car and bike show today. Pop along and say hello and find out how you could volunteer for our charity. 
For more information on volunteering, please visit our website: https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/contact-us/volunteer-roles/

 

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Will you be at the Ludlow Food Festival next weekend?

With the ever-increasing need for the #NHS to save money but without compromising #PatientCare, the demands upon the #Charity grow each year. SSCBB needs to grow to meet this increasing demand. Find out how you can help here:
https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/

Please share away... massive event at Lynn's Raven Cafe....STREETFIGHTER EVENT IS SUNDAY 16TH SEPT. TROPHY FOR BEST IN SHOW.TRADE STANDS, FOOD, BIKES, BIKES AND MORE BIKES.........OH AND FRESHLY COOKED FOOD. KETTLES ON PEEPS. RIDE SAFE SEE YA SOON. XXXXX ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Patrick Morgan

 

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Thanks Pizza Express

Lovely few hours with Jay in the rain ☔️ while he played fantastically 👍🏻

nice job Jay. couldn't stay long but you were in great voice. Thanks for your time today.

Brilliant Jay.... X

Jay is do a cracking job for us outside Costa in Stafford Waterfront.

 

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Good lad.. well see you in Southwater later x

Wow - quick look at piccie and you have Ed Sheehan right there - brilliant! Have a good day you wonderful people! x

So well done Jay...... Pity there is no sound on the post..... Have find time to visit your next gig....... X.... 😊

Well done Jay

Tomorrow Telford Lions have been given permission to hold a rattle can collection at the ground of AFC Telford when they play against Chester. And they have decided to donate all the monies raised to our charity. Kick off is 3pm but we will be joining the Telford Lions (with a couple of our blood bikes) to support their efforts from 1pm for a couple of hours. AFC Telford have had a great start to the season and we wish them well in the match against Chester. ... See MoreSee Less

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What people say about us

“The blood bikes are vital to getting our life saving faecal transplants to critically ill patients with C. dificile infection”

Professor Peter Hawkey, FMT Service Lead, PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“On a regular basis we need to transport samples urgently, between Shrewsbury and Telford, and also from here in Shropshire to Birmingham and beyond. In the past it has been quite difficult, out of hours, to get those samples moving quickly, so it has made a huge difference to us to be able to rely on blood bikes to get those samples moving for us.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“The voluntary service the blood bikes offer us has been instrumental in widening the scope of our FMT service across the country and ensuring costs are a low as possible for the NHS”

Dr Vicki McCune, FMT Service Manager PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“There is certainly times when the quicker we can get results back, the better the outcome for the patient, so blood bikes are helping to save lives and, at the same time, they are saving the NHS lots of money”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“We are so grateful to the volunteer riders who give up their time to courier blood products and urgent samples for testing between our hospitals and the regional NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centre in Birmingham. Every minute counts when it comes to helping seriously-ill and injured patients and being able to call on the blood bikes round the clock helps us to provide safe, effective treatment and transfusions.”

Paula Gardener, Chief Nurse Burton Hospital Trust (covering Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth)

“We very much appreciate all of their efforts and the support they give both SaTH and the wider NHS.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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