News

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
The Speaker Team have already given 5 presentations this month  and last night was the talk delivered to Lichfield U3a by speaker David E.
A welcoming group of around 45 in the audience who, following the talk, presented David with the generous amount of £149.10.
Their Treasurer, Brian Emberson, is pictured presenting the donation to David.

Comment on Facebook

Well done David 👍

How kind ! Well done David ❤️

👍 well done

We were pleased to support a fellow fundraiser, Kerry, who recently raised funds for the Lingen Davies Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. She raised £4k on the day, but her employers Rielo UPS in Wrexham have doubled it to £8.5k!  Our rider Dave L with blood bike Idris joined in the celebration of her efforts .Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Fabulous x

Thank you all. That is an amazing amount of money xx

Well done ALL !

Friday 12th August!
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://bit.ly/2XlbXYr

Comment on Facebook

Jenni Wilson-Hart

The SSCBB Fundraising team were invited to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Services Open Day at Tutbury yesterday and posed with the SFRS Mascot! A busy and enjoyable day with ice cream!Image attachment
Operating 24/7 and occupying a central location, at #SSCBB we undertake a number of long distance deliveries! These deliveries are made on behalf of the North West Human Milk Bank, University of Birmingham (Faecal Matter transplants) and other #BloodBike groups along with their local hospitals! To find out more about our charity and what we do, please visit our website here: https://bit.ly/3g09I3d
It just gets better! Another Controller fully trained and raring to go!  Kim knew about bloodbikes from a friend and also sat in a talk given by Sam C.W.  from our speaker team. Must have made an impression because Kim decided to join us.  We are so pleased she did!

Comment on Facebook

Welcome Kim looking forward to working with/for you

Thank you lots to learn looking forward to getting starting x

Welcome to the team

Welcome Kim and well done Sam Sammybaby Collins-White

Welcome Kim , looking forward to working with you.

Welcome

Well done Kim.

Hi Kim, welcome to the 'family'

Welcome

Welcome Kim

Welcome aboard

Proud of you mum ❤️

Welcome Kim

Welcome Kim 👏👏👏

Welcome Kim

Well done Kim

View more comments

Another introduction and welcome to, not only a newly trained Controller, but a keen fund raiser too!  Jan has already dipped her toe into the water on the Controller rota but has also supported various fund raising events in Shropshire.  She is settling in nicely!!  Great to have you on board.

Comment on Facebook

Welcome Jan , looking forward to doing more shifts with you 😊

Look forward to working with you

Great shift this evening , thanks Iain

Hi Jan x

Welcome aboard

Welcome Jan 👏👏

Good job Jan !

Hi Jan, welcome to the art of herding cats 😂😂

Welcome Jan

Hi Jan, welcome

Welcome aboard Jan 😊

Welcome Jan.

Welcome 🙏

Good on ya Jan 👏👏

Welcome to the family

View more comments

We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the SSCBB team.  He has just completed his Controller training and has his first shift next week. In due course, when other training is complete, he will also be a rider for the Charity.  We LOVE to welcome new members.

Comment on Facebook

Well done, and in time honoured style, your doing it the right way round. If you control 1st, when you ride, it then helps the controller. Knowledge is powerful..

Good luck and ride safely always 😊👍

Congratulations Stephen !

Welcome Stephen Speak soon mate

Well done Stephen

Well done Stephen

Welcome stephen

Welcome to the family

Welcome Stephen

Welcome Stephen

Hi and welcome.

Nice one Stephen! 👍🏻😊

Welcome aboard

Welcome stephen , were you at the BMW MOTORRAD event in Chester ?

Thank you all for your warm welcome and I look forward to working with and getting to know you all 🙏

Welcome aboard 👍

I'm looking forward to starting too

View more comments

At #SSCBB we love the work that we do, and we are proud to share it! Across the UK there are groups similar to ours, all operating for the benefit of their local area. If you would like to get involved with our charity, contact us today! - https://bit.ly/3ABZm1w
Cracking photo from our rider Chris D of blood bike Mark Mason in front of the Bournbrook pitches in Birmingham where the Commonwealth Games Hockey competition takes place. Yes it was a bit quiet at 5.15 this morning!

Comment on Facebook

And a great job he did too, sorry for dragging you out at 5:15 this morning Chris 😕

We currently have 15 liveried blood bikes, situated strategically across the three counties in secure locations, often at fire stations or within hospital grounds. Many of our bikes have been funded by the generosity of organisations, Trusts and companies but the running costs are met by our own fundraising efforts 🏍 All our #BloodBikes have names, often associated with a person who has influenced our charity in some way! #SSCBB 🙂 Read the story behind each of our bikes here: https://bit.ly/3jV56ga
Last night over 40 members of SSCBB gathered at Ma Bakers Biker cafe at Prees for the launch of a new blood bike . Funded by a very generous legacy of nearly £40,000 from a Shrewsbury man, Michael Sproat (pictured), we have named this new Moto Guzzi  Christian . We knew very little about Mike, except that he had a great fondness for motor bikes even though he never owned one himself and he was a devout Christian (hence the choice of name). Mike had no family but friends of his joined the unveiling, Peter, who worked with Mike and his wife Sylvia, Elisa who used to take Mike out on her Trike and Barry, a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (all pictured with Lynne S). Much tea and cake was consumed courtesy of Dave at Ma Bakers! The new bike will be located in Shropshire. Lovely to see so many of our members together for the first time in ages.Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

That is brilliant, and what a legacy, May Michael's caring soul be resting in the light perpetual and quiet reassurance that we will all meet again at the final handover bathed in God's Glorious Sunlight deepest condolences to all who knew him ,and may your riders always ride "Christian" with the sure knowledge that you're being watched over. Stay safe from the ex job mob NHS Medic Certa Cito IAF Brother 🇬🇧 and all the team at Blood Bikes Manchester bbmcr.org

Theres something afoot at Ma Bakers tonight.

Comment on Facebook

Are they selling an elephant?

Sorry I can’t be there tonight guys as I’m working.

Cheshire lead Steve H receiving a donation of £210 from Jean Stuart of Saughall Golden Links group. Following a talk given by Steve, the ladies had a Strawberry Tea afternoon in aid of SSCBB and kindly donated all takings to us. Thankyou so much ladies.

Comment on Facebook

Thank you so very much ladies.

We have a team of 30 speakers located throughout #Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire, raising awareness of the work carried out by the #BloodBike charities 📅📖 Our Speaker Team will probably deliver over 160 talks this year with bookings still being requested! Find out more about our charity talks here:https://bit.ly/2VIAYfo
Busy morning for the FMT (faecal microbiota transplant) run as 3 riders set off from the University of Birmingham Microbiome Treatment Centre. SSCBB riders Tony A and Dave S and Midland Freewheelers rider JP were headed for hospitals in Bolton, Luton and Sheffield. #itswhatwedo

Comment on Facebook

Well done guys!

Great photo

Awesome work guys

Rafe and Wren on blood bike Winnie, with proud granddad at the Wincanton, Lichfield family fun day. Winnie the blood bike was bought for us by the Wincanton Stafford branch, hence the name, short for Wincanton!Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Tim Salt You are regularly advertising your work with them yet on your social media profiles you are rude, and insulting to people who are not only potentially donors but also recipients. You called one person a 'muppet' and another a 'silly person'. Social media works both ways princess

Affinity at Talke Pits have welcomed us back again. They are so supportive of our charity. Thank you.

Comment on Facebook

Never ceases to amaze me, the generosity and thoughtfulness of families and friends of departed loved ones

Awesome well done all at Henlle golf club for all our efforts in helping blood bikes and naming it after a true gent x

What a fantastic tribute to a top bloke, well done all involved

Many thanks 👏

Thank you all x

View more comments

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://bit.ly/3jS32oU
Attention, Fleet Manager! Weve sourced the new blood bikes for you. Were at The Stafford Rotary Wheels event at Ellenhall. Fantastic bikes and cars.

Comment on Facebook

When was the last time you used a kick start , mine was 1978 , on a triumph T100 ?

1976 FS1E and 1979 T85 Town Mate Shaft Drive

We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions! 🏍 So you now have all you need to know about our charity and how to become a blood biker! #FAQ Take a look here - https://bit.ly/3xGU9n1
Betsy bears selling well at Wem Vehicles of Interest! Dave looking cool.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

One of the loviest people u could meet !

Do your sales pitch mate

Its a mighty warm one for the SSCBB team at Wem Vehicles of Interest Show.Image attachment
The team is at the Midland Air Ambulance Open Day at Tattenhill airbase today. Blood bike Oatcake attracting lots of attention.

Comment on Facebook

Great to have you there 🚁

It’s our second day at the Middlewich Classic Car and Bike Show. Why not pop along and learn more about how our charity works?

Comment on Facebook

Good to see you all today it's been a while Steve Helen and all. Cheers, Keith and Helen

SSCBB are at the Middlewich Classic Car and Bike Show today and tomorrow.
SSCBB rider Les C making friends with Neil Morrissey, a giant teddy bear and a new young rider.
Load more

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

Want to help?

Donate
Volunteer