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And you thought SSCBB just carried blood, samples, etc. Well done to Jane for winning our Easter Egg and to Dave and Chris for geting it to Janes home in one piece! Janes son George tried out the bloodbike for size. Many thanks to our volunteers who donated the giant egg.#itswhatwedoImage attachmentImage 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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/
The wonderful golfers at Henlle Park Golf Club supported SSCBB in 2020 and they are going to continue with us for 2021. Last year the Seniors Captain Chris Andrews donated over £1000 to us and we have just received a very generous donation of £3995 from the 2020 Lady Captain Michaela Pugh-Jones and Mr Captain Gerald Taylor. Michaela did a Brave the Shave  fundraiser as part of her efforts and has let me show you a Before and After! We look forward to bringing a blood bike along soon and renewing our friendship. We wish new Captains, Jill, Derek and Chris an enjoyable and successful year.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Fabulous news during these difficult times 😍

Wow...thats so nice...good to see there are still some lovely people around

Brilliant 👍

Fantastic, thank you.

How very generous of them.

Wow that’s fantastic thank you. 😃

Awesome. Thank you all from all of us.

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Always time for tea and cake to keep the wheels rolling 😁

Wonderful ❤️

Well done 👏

Good job done Elaine. Well done

Well done guys

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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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/sscbb-clothing/

 

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I hate to mention the “C” word, but could we have some Christmas cards this year please? 😂xxx

Golly.... old school members there... even one of Steve Hawkes with bum fluff!

We are saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We pass on our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family.

 

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😥

RIP Sir it was a pleasure to have met you 🙏

RIP Sir

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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
Today, thanks to all of the support we receive from your donations and the hard work of all our volunteers, we reached a momentous milestone.  Bill C completed job number 25,000. He collected a sample for a poorly patient at Bishop’s Castle Community Hospital in Shropshire and delivered it to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Here is one of our lovely NHS heroes handing it over.  It’s been a glorious day across our three counties today, lovely weather for riding.  Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend everyone.

 

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Thanks for all that you do 💞

Thank you so much!!! Pleasure to be posted on your page ❤❤❤❤

Well done Bill.

Well done Bill 👍

Well done Mr and Mrs Helenand Bill Cooper 👏😍

Great milestone for SSCBB

Well done Bill. Good job xx

Great milestone guys well done

Well done Bill 👏🏻

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💋

Nice one Bill

Aww fantastic ! Nice one Bill ! ☺️

Well done Helenand Bill Cooper 🙏

Well done Helenand Bill Cooper 🥳

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Well done everyone

Great teamwork with our fellow groups 👏

Well done everyone.

Well done 👏👏

Good work everyone 👍👍👏👏🏍

Thank you everyone your doing a brilliant job

Well done guys

Proud of my BB brothers & sisters. Great work all.

Good job everyone xx

Well done team

Well done guys #itswhattheydo

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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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/meet-the-fleet/
Great work from two blood bikers who happened to meet up whilst on separate runs.

 

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Thanks guys.

Great stuff guys !

Well done lads

Nice work guys, not forgetting the rest of the back office team

Malkins Bank Golf Club, Sandbach 2020 Captains, Diane Howells and Mark RIchards have raised £1700 for their charities by holding various fundraising activities throughout the year. The two thanked everyone who donated to their chosen charities particularly given the difficult circumstances we have experienced over the past 12 months which has restricted what we could do. The money has been split  £850 to us, SSCBB and £850 to Cancer Research. Thank you Diane to you and your golfing ladies for their support. It will all help keep our blood bikes safely on the roads. And thanks to Nigel H for taking the blood bike along for the photo! #itswhatwedo

 

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Well done all

Thank you. Lovely donation xx

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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/meet-the-fleet/
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/
It rained today! But then it nearly always does when Shropshire based member Peter O. is on duty.  Today was a milestone for him. Having joined the charity in March 2019 Peter has been kept busy as a rider, fundraiser and bike manager.  This afternoon he reached his 300th job and has travelled nearly 17000 miles for SSCBB.  Well done Peter and thank you.

 

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Thank you Peter for everything you do. 👏

Wow!! Well done peter,i hope to catch up with you...one day.i have around 15 jobs completed being a new rider🤣🤣🤣👍🏍👏

Well done.👏

Hero

Well done mate

Well done Peter. You are doing a great job 👏

That’s a lot of rainy days😉 Well done Pete👍

Well done Peter 😀🏍

Well done that man

Well done Pete..!

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Well done 👍

Well done.

Well done Peter Oakley

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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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/sscbb-faq/
There are many ways that you can donate to our funds, such as setting up a page over at #JustGiving or downloading one of our sponsorship forms! ❤️ We really appreciate your kindness and support! #SSCBB Find out more here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/
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://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/

 

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This is amazing, I was a prem baby over 70 years ago and my poor Dad used to cycle to the hospital with Moms milk for me. You all do a wonderful job, thank you. ❤️

We are an urgent #VolunteerService providing transportation of #blood products, for free, to #NHS hospitals across #Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire. We currently serve a total of 14 hospitals, 2 Hospices, 2 Human Milk Banks and 3 NHS Blood Banks. For more information, take a look at our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/hospitals-we-serve/

 

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You do a great job, thank you.

And a great job you guys do too..

At every point of every day, #SSCBB operates 6 shifts, totalling to 7800 shifts per year! These shifts are split into: 1300 controller shifts 📞 5200 rider shifts 🏍 1300 committee shifts 👥 If you would like to get involved with our #charity, as part a controller, rider, or part of the committee contact us or find out more here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/join-us/

 

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Proud to be a tiny cog in the wheel of SSCBB

Great group of people, great cause, what’s not to like. Give a little back. 😃👍

More on our FMT delivery today, captured beautifully by our rider Mick B! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Today's FMT sample is on it's way!

Great job👍

Great video x

 

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Amazing, and well done to everyone involved in this

Nice one Mick, purely for managing to get air side. I struggled with a marked RAF police vehicle at Heathrow, even when it was part of my job! No, seriously good job by all involved.👍

Fabulous job by all concerned - I was following the flight on Flight Tracker 24. Best wishes to the patient, let's hope s/he improves

And you got to take the bike air side! Not tempted to do a scene from Top Gun? Congratulations on a job well done. 👍

Excellent teamwork well done to all involved

Brilliant job as always. Well done.xx

WOW WELL DONE EVERYONE AMAZING WORK 🏍👏🏍👍✈

A great job well done!

Brilliant....speaks volumes for commitment and dedication Good luck to the patient and thanks to the volunteers... you are truly magnificent

Fantastic.

Congratulations to everyone involved including the operators too

A great job by all

Your amazing tu for all you do 😇🌟👏🙏

Great team effort 👍

What a great job. Always pushing new boundries xx

Well done Team 👍

Brilliant effort team 👍🏽

Fantastic service 👏👏

Wow ! Just Wow !!!

Awesome well done all involved

Great teamwork .... well done for being part if it.

Brilliant work SSCBB

What amazing work you all do xxxxxxxx

Well done team👍

Awesome

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The 50,000 mile challenge for us is doing amazingly! Now approaching the half way point and over £800 raised already. Keep it up you walkers, runners, cyclists! See https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christina-morgan9

 

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Brilliant news well done everyone

Well done👍🏽

Well done

A few days ago, our rider Dave L was having a coffee on the ambulance parking area at Queen Elizabeth hospital, having just made a delivery to the Med School.
Three young ladies arrived with goody bags, handing them to ambulance crews, and asked if he would like one. They were put together by staff and residents at a local care home as a thank you for the efforts of the paramedics and kindly included us. Our thanks to the care home, unfortunately we didn’t get the name, but they know who they are!Image attachment

 

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All one team of many different units Well done one and all

What a lovely gesture

Still some kindness around. How lovely

How lovely.

How thoughtful...shows we still have some nice people around

Great gesture

Brilliant

Lovely thoughtful gesture x

That’s great

I've just posted this on 'Hit The Ambulance Gamers ' group page, you might find out who the kind people are

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Yesterday our blood bike riders Mike S, Phil S and Steve B were involved in a Covid precautionary operation led by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue. An employee at a Tamworth business was identified as having the South African Covid variant and it was believed that around 50 people largely in the Tamworth area and a few in Lichfield may have been in contact with the individual. All 50 were contacted and had test kits delivered to their homes. SSCBB were called upon to collect the completed tests from the residents’ homes. Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director of Health and Care, said: “While the risk of community transmission is very small, we want to proactively test anyone who may have been in close contact with this person so we can help identify if there are any other cases and help break the chain of infection.” We were pleased to be able to support the Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group with this vital initiative. #itswhatwedoImage attachment

 

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So well done, above and beyond, thankyou👍👍

Brilliant!

Great work guys

Well done guys 👏

Well done, great job x

Well done lads

Well done guys, hope you get a well deserved thanks..

Well done xx

Brilliant!

Well done boys 👍

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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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