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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/

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100 o/o volunteer Totally professional

We are so looking forward to Wellington Bikefest this coming Saturday, 10 - 3 in the Town Centre, organised by Wellington Rotary raising funds for us. On show will be Spirit of Rotary - our BMW F800 funded by the Four Rotary Clubs in Telford & Wrekin from funds raised during the 2017 Tree of Light appeal. We are delighted that one of our Patrons, Mrs Anna Turner, the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire will be there.  Also supporting the event are Stratstone Harley-Davidson Wolverhampton, the local dealership, and the Wolfruna Chapter, Harley Owners Group. They will have some very special bikes on show including a customised Heritage Classic - Day of the Dead themed HD and a tribute bike dedicated to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised millions for NHS charities last year. The West Mercia Police BikeSafe team will be there giving visitors the opportunity to view one of their bikes and learn more about the BikeSafe scheme. 
SSCBB looks forward to seeing you, a great opportunity to find out more about our service.
Henlle Park Golf Club are supporting SSCBB for a second year - thank you to the three Captains. Today Lady Captain Jill invited our Trustee Lynne S to join her for Lady Captains Day when over £450 was raised towards the growing total. The sun shone, the company was good but Lynne admits that her golf could have been better. Thank you Henlle.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you for supporting this amazing charity

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Thanks Lorraine ... this is really interesting! Great photos too! X

Thanks Guy, may you see only clear blue skies.

Thanks Guy

Brilliant Job!!

Good guy Guy !

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Brilliant work well done everyone involved 👍

Excellent teamwork guys

Working together to make a difference!

Just one shite job after another

Great team work👍

Great to be working with like-minded organisations on support of our communities!

Awesome team effort 👍

Incredible team work. Brilliant.

Well done to all involved xx

Well done guys.

Well done all.👍

Awesome

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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/
Two FMT jobs from the Microbiome Treatment Centre today. Mark is going to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, Stuart is off to the Royal Bolton hospital. Best wishes to both of the patients who will be receiving the treatment. #itswhatwedo

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Well done guys for being there to do these jobs, I saw the text and was unfortunately unable to respond

You Guys might be taking my Wife blood for a ride soon she donated this week 🤘

Thanks guys ❤️

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Its nice to know that from something bad, that lots of good can come from it. Condolences to the family and well done to everyone who made this happen. Keep up the outstanding work. ✊

Such a generous gift to a well deserved charity that benefits us all in times of need .

Well done . What a generous woman. Something heartwarming for a change.

Thank you to the lady and also you guys and girls also. A thought may be a future name for one of the bikes?

That's wonderful, what a great thing to do. Very generous and thoughtful.

Great news

Such a generous act, for a great cause 🌈🌈

What a wonderful gesture by the lady. 👏👏

That is an amazing amount of money

The one bike that steals the show 🤩

What a lovely thing to do.

Respect

What a generous gift!

That’s amazing what a lovely gesture

Fabulous. What a lovely gesture.🥰

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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/

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Do a marvellous job. Thanks to all riders & staff. 👍👍

We are currently lying second, thanks for your vote.
We are allowed to vote once a week until the end of July.  Could you spare a moment to vote again and share with friends and ask for their support.  The Asda Foundation continues their good work with the launch of the online Green Counter Scheme. Our Charity, SSCBB, has been nominated by our friends at the Stafford branch. They have welcomed us many times to fund raise at their store.
SSCBB has the opportunity to win the first prize of £500 or £200 if we are placed 2nd or 3rd. All we need is your help by clicking on the link and voting for us.
You are allowed to vote once a week between June 1st and July 31st so please share this page with all your friends and ask them to share too!!
http://www.asda.com/green-tokens
Thank you for your support and huge thanks to Asda Stafford for the nomination.

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Done

Done

Done xx

SSCBB members Anthony and Louise D made an appearance on BBC Bargain Hunt today. You can watch the programme via the BBC website. Well done, you were both brilliant!

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Sorry you didn’t win, great show!

A HUGE well done to Dave Heath who has just completed SSCBBs 26,000 job, collecting from Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital pathology lab. Nice one Dave! #itswhatwedoImage attachment

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Wow! I can well remember our 100th, that was a long time ago!! 😃

Congratulations all 👏👏

Well done Dave 👍

Well done Dave 🏆👏👏👏👍🏍

Well done Dave 👍

👏👏

Well done⭐

Top man.

Well done 👍

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Today (Sunday) riders from the Cheshire Team attended the Wirral Rugby Club Junior Open Day. Seated on our bike “Prince Michael” is Andy, Events Manager for Wirral Rugby Club who kindly invited us to the event.Image attachment
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/
SSCBB is back! Our first public event - Newcastle Carnival. Well done Ian B, Joanne B, Kath B, Mark B and Sam W. Love the social distancing with the stilt walker.Image attachmentImage attachment
The Asda Foundation continues their good work with the launch of the online Green Counter Scheme. Our Charity, SSCBB, has been nominated by our friends at the Stafford branch. They have welcomed us many times to fund raise at their store.  SSCBB has the opportunity to win the first prize of £500 or £200 if we are placed 2nd or 3rd. All we need is your help by clicking on the link and voting for us.  You are allowed to vote once a week between June 1st and July 31st so please share this page with all your friends and ask them to share too!!  http://www.asda.com/green-tokens  Thank you for your support and huge thanks to Asda Stafford for the nomination.
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/

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And on smile on Amazon

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/
The Widows Sons have always been generous supporters of SSCBB and other blood bike charities. Last week our riders John H and Tony A were presented with a £700 cheque which is much appreciated, given we have not been able to do much fundraising recently. They also gave a similar amount to our neighbours, the Midland Freewheelers. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

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John Raby have you seen this?

Hey bro you have put a few pounds on

Yesterday, SSCBB rider, Tony A had a very wet and windy journey completing the first part of an fmt run. He collected the the sample from the Microbiome Centre in Birmingham and headed for J37 on the M1 where he met Laurence from Yorkshire Whiteknights (pictured). Laurence headed north to Scotch Corner for the handover to a rider from Bloodrun EVS who delivered to the Univeristy  Hospital of North Tees. Great teamwork guys! #itswhatwedo

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An amazing job completed by all in awful weather conditions yesterday 👍🙂🌟

Brilliant. Well done to whole team and Thank you for all you do.

Another great job done. Well done.⭐

Well done to you both and EVS too.

Great work Louis 👍👍👍

Well done everyone involved - on the bikes and off

Well done Tony an ALL your Colleagues. Keep safe on your journeys.

Well done Tony

Teamwork - well done everyone 👌👌👍

Just love you guys (and gals!) and the work you do! Thanks for everything you do 🌟🌟🌟 xx

Well done guys

Brilliant. Massive respect to you guys!

Well done everybody

Good job lads xx

Great work 👍

Great work 👏👏

Good work guys...

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#OurMission The stated aims of our charity are: 1. To support the #NHS 2. To save the NHS money, which is currently diverted away from direct patient care. 3. To promote a positive image of the#Motorcycling community within wider society. 4. To promote safer riding standards. To find out more about our charity please visit our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/
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/
#Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire #BloodBikes need your support so that we can continue working with 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
This will be one of our first events in a long, long time! Thank you Wellington Rotary.

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We are on the way back 😁

Today, we celebrate International Nurses Day and thank them all for the dedicated and amazing work they do. We honoured them last year by naming one of our new bikes Nightingale. She is a Yamaha FJR 1300.
Named after Florence Nightingale who’s lasting contribution has been her role in founding the modern nursing profession. She set an example of compassion, commitment to patient care and diligent and thoughtful hospital administration. Thank you to all our nurses.
SSCBB rider, Jonathan H had quite a day of it yesterday It had to be up there with one of the busiest days for sscbb in recent times.
First call coming in at 07:05 this morning and from that point on there was (and continuing into the evening) a Shropshire rider moving almost every minute of the shift. I personally covered 324 miles going to
QE brum, 
Gobwen 
RSH
Bridgnorth 
PRH 
It included two scheduled covid-19 test centre pick ups. And finished off with a trip down to Bishops Castle to end my shift.
Tony S crossed the County North to South covering Ludlow and Whitchurch jobs while Francis C on nights covered a late Gobwen call while I was in Bishops Castle.
All under the watchful eyes of our excellent controllers Dave T and Robyn E keeping us honest all day.
And of course all free to the NHS thanks to the publics generosity.
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Great job well done all!

Extremely well done.🏍️

You all do such a great job ! Thank you 🙏

Well done everybody x

Brilliant and many thanks.

Well done chaps proud of you all

Brilliant. Thank you .

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Thank you to the AA.

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Stephen Andrews 👍

Well done AA.

From 1908 – 1910 Lady Gertrude Denman sat on the executive committee of the Women’s Liberal Federation. After marrying her husband, Baron Thomas Denman, she became involved in the government sponsored Agricultural Organisation Society. It was in her role as Chairman of a sub committee that she went on to help found the Women’s Institute in 1915.

In 1917 she became the WI’s first national Chairman, a role she held for almost 30 years. The Women's Institute was originally brought to life to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. The organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK.

There are currently in excess of 200,000 members grouped into 69 federations. Denman College in Oxfordshire, although now closed, was the idea of Lady Denman to further the aim of the WI which was the education of women.

The SSCBB 25 strong speaker team, created in early 2016, has made presentations to 179 WI groups within Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. The feedback from their members has been amazing. Their comments and their ongoing support of the charity remarkable. Financial donations on the night of the talks (in addition to the numerous cups of tea and delicious cake) were generous and many WI members contacted us at a later date with further donations from events they had held themselves. In excess of £26,000 has been donated so far.

In August 2020 SSCBB purchased a new bike to join the fleet, an FJR 1300. It needed a name!

The charity had been aware for some time that the WI Federations in our operating area had been extremely generous over the last few years so it seemed only fitting to approach them to suggest a name for the bike which would honour the WI’s and it’s members.

Jean Harding, the Chairman of the Cheshire WI Federation, and her members submitted the name Denman. Out of all the suggestions received we felt that this name was perfect.

Denman has been on duty in Cheshire serving the local hospitals since September 2020 but circumstances have made it difficult to ‘launch’ the new bike but on Saturday May 1st we were able to finally introduce Denman to Jean and her WI colleague Zeta Emmett, Trustee and Denman Ambassador. They were joined by Steve H, Area Lead for Cheshire and a member of the Speaker Team and also Helen, the Speaker Team Co-ordinator.

Nikki Swarbrick and Clare Barnard from the Countess of Chester Hospital joined in the celebration.

Nikki, the Transfusion Laboratory Manager at the Countess said:

The Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes team have worked alongside The Countess of Chester Hospital's Blood Transfusion Service for over 5 years, transporting and collecting urgent blood samples and blood components for our patients, both regionally and nationally. This volunteer service has such a positive impact on our patient's care on a daily basis and we couldn't be more grateful for their truly fantastic service and wonderful SSCBB team. They give up their own time to make a difference to others, and we appreciate their support in providing our patients with such a high standard of care.
We are incredibly grateful to the Women’s Institutes nationally for providing funding to purchase the new SSCBB bike based here at The Countess of Chester Hospital and great to know that the new bike’s name was chosen by the Cheshire Federation of WI’s. Denman will make such a difference to so many of our patients."

Ladies of the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire WI’s, we salute you and the team look forward to meeting more of you in due course.

Ps Don’t forget the cake!

Any WI’ s or other groups who would like their members to receive a presentation on the Bloodbike service please contact Helen at talks@ssbbgroup.org.uk . If you live outside of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire and would like a talk from your local group then search blood bike groups in your area or message Helen and she will point you in the right direction.
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Steve gave a talk to West Cheshire Rural u3a, it was very interesting and its a very worthy charity

It was following at talk from Chris to Warmingham WI that we decided to support SSCBB as our yearly fundraiser at Sandbach Sew and Sews.

SSBB going from strength to strength serving the Countess of Chester NHS trust. Thank you the members of the WI for your support.👏👏

The late Nigel Bundy gave his first WI talk, as a favour to me as our speaker had cried off at Ranton and Ellenhall WI ,sadly now no longer due to falling membership. There was only about 12 ladies at that meeting, but one of them sponsored the oil for the bikes for quite a while. They loved the talk.

A good name! My maiden name is Denman 😊

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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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