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Our recent bucket collection at Asda Donnington Wood was a bit of a record! Thank you to all the lovely customers and to their amazing Community Champion. Well be back again very soon - for a whole weekend 4th and 5th May. And on the 4th we will also be at Asda Stafford so plenty of opportunities to find out how to join our charity and to support us.

 

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love the amazing community champion

Awesome work you guys do thanks on behalf of Joe Public

Helenand Bill Cooper put me down for 4th pls x

Fantastic, well done everyone 👏

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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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Always a fantastic service

Come and meet the team at Asda Donnington Wood! Super new merchandise on sale! 😁👍 #SSCBBImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Have a great day 👍

looking good guys raise loads of dollar and make sure u beat staffords totals looking good Dan 😉

Hope you have a good day.

We were very proud to be invited to this celebration! Our Fleet Manager, Nigel is far right on the photo.  To find out more about what we do as a charity, please take a look at our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/
More tokens tomorrow! Keep collecting for us! #SSCBB
A very sociable day today at the Wem Crafters Fair in Wem Town Hall. The raffle had some beautiful prizes, all donated by the various crafters at the event! ✍️ 🖍 🖌  The raffle, in aid of #SSCBB, raised a fantastic £165! 😱  Thank you Wem Crafters for your support and thank you to our volunteers who looked in and supported us! 🎉  To keep up to date with the events we attend, be sure to follow us on social media and visit our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/

 

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Shirley Davies well done and thanks to all crafters xx

great day enjoyed every moment and please we got to raise some money for you , nice to meet you all too xx

Lovely meeting up with fellow Blood Bikers and putting faces to names! A good result with the draw, due to fantastic prizes donated by the Wem Crafters.

Great crafts well done everyone 👏

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/
On this #InternationalWomensDay we thank all our lady volunteers. We are proud to have 4 lady trustees, 1 lady  patron, 1 active lady rider, 14 active lady controllers and so many lady fundraisers. They are a true asset to our charity.Image attachment

 

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Fantastico

And they are all awesome ! Thank you .

They are the best 😇

LOVE em all x

And thank you all Ladies 👏

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So many of you collected the 50 bonus tokens from the Shropshire Star last Saturday. Thank you! 
We have it on good authority that there are another  50 bonus tokens in each paper again this coming Saturday! 
Get collecting peeps, and get family and friends to collect them too! 
Dont worry about where to send them, several of our members will be collating them all soon!

 

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There were 50 in Tuesday's edition as well 😁

We can now reveal that for the 2nd year running the guys at Show Motions Ltd Party On The Pitch TruckShow will be raising money for team SSCBB 
This is fantastic news! The trucking community has been so generous  donating almost £5000 last year. 
Please come and support the show, loads to do for the whole family! 
If anyone has any raffle prizes that you feel appropriate, please contact Barrie Walters. Also add your name to the events log if youd like to help over the weekend?  Many thanks to all, and see you all there!

 

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Zoe Tink Price...reunion? X x

Could I have contact details for Barrie walters

Dont forget to visit the Wem Crafters Fair on Saturday 9th March at Wem Town Hall - it will be awesome, some very talented crafters, perfect pace to buy Mothers Day and Easter gifts, and unique birthday presents. The raffle is in aid of SSCBB.
These lovely folk, the Songbirds in Harmony have chosen SSCBB as their charity this year.

 

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A great choice 👏

Thanks to our fleet manager, Nigel Howells, for representing SSCBB on Redshift Radio this morning.

 

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Nigel Howells, a face made for radio ! Haha !

It was a pleasure to have Nigel on my show.

Nice pic Nigel!!

SSCBBs Job no. 14207. Not a special or memorable job number really? 
Well it is for our rider Graham S.
This morning at 09:20 Graham collected his personal 500th job for SSCBB! 
An urgent sample collected from Haywood Hospital and delivered swiftly to the path Labs at Royal Stoke University Hospital. 
Outstanding volunteering from Graham! 
#itswhatwedo
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Congratulations 👍👍👏

Well done 👍

Congratulations 👍

Great job 💜

These guys do an amazing job!

Go Graham. Brilliant job by all SSCBB’ers

Wow thanks for comments everyone glad to be part of a great team

Well done Graham. Top volunteering.

we cant live without people like you 💙🔥💙🔥💙🔥 thanks for making trauma calls easier xxx

I saw him!! Bit earlier on.👍

Well done Mr Scragg👍

Brilliant Graham, congratulations

Wow, what a fantastic achievement. Well done.

Awesome buddy 💪🏻🏍🚑

Ant says well done

Well done Graham!! Onto the next 500🤣🤣🤣

Congratulations graham

An invaluable service you provide for us out of hours. Thank you all. ❤️

Well done mate

Well done 👍

Brilliant work Graham

Well done Graham.

Well done that man!! 😊

Congratulations Graham.

Thank you Graham! Very much appreciated.

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Don't forget to buy your Shropshire Star tonight! Cut that 50 token BONUS out and save it for team SSCBB.
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Please buy a Shropshire Star tomorrow! If youre collecting the tokens for us, there are 50 bonus tokens available in tomorrows paper!
On Wednesday 27th February, you can start collecting tokens for us from the Shropshire Star  Cash for your Community scheme!  Tokens will appear in the Star until 6th April and all collected tokens need to be posted to us by 12th April.
Please address them to: 
SSCBB, 
Watling Chambers, West Suite,
 214 Watling Street, 
Cannock WS11 0BD.  Thank you for all your support. If you would like to find out more about our charity, please click here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
Rider and speaker, Chris H, recently took blood bike Jo across to Barton Under Needwood to meet our supporters at Bell Equipment UK. Nick Learoyd (MD) together with Vicki Riddell (Financial Controller) and Greg McKay (Parts Manager) presented Chris with a very generous donation of £500.00.  The picture rather reminds us of the film  Honey! I shrunk the bloodbike!!  Thank you. Your support means a lot to us.
If you are taking part in an event, whether it is a sponsored #Walk or a #Marathon, why not get yourself sponsored! To find out more visit our website and download one of our sponsor forms! #GetSponsored 🏃‍♂️🚶‍♂️  https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/

 

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Mike Coleman

Lets wind back to November 16th 2017 when Ian B, one of our speaker team, visited the gentlemen at Wolstanton Rotary to tell them about our charity.  Then fast forward to Feb 21st this year when, again, we were invited to join them, this time with an update of how SSCBB has developed, our current fleet and the new services we now carry out for our local hospitals. A lot has changed during that time.  Speaker Colin H. enjoyed their hospitality this time and he was delighted when the President of Wolstanton Rotary, Robin Kemp,  presented him with a cheque for SSCBB for £300.00 from his fellow Rotarians.  Thanks you gentlemen for your generosity.Image attachment
We have just heard from the Shropshire Star!! 😁  You are one of the lucky groups accepted for the Cash For Your Community 2019 campaign.  🎉  So stand by to start collecting the tokens on 27th February - well let you know where to send them!  For more information on our charity and what we do, take a look at our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/

 

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Wow! That time of year comes round quicker!

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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Not in Telford now, I have tried online and on the phone never any appointments unless you go to Stafford, Birmingham. I used to go regularly until St George’s stopped.

One of the reasons I joined SSCBB was that I had cancer and therefore can no longer donate blood. I look forward to taking my advanced test and helping to transport blood others have donated

Another celebration for #SSCBB today! 🎉  The Countess Of Chester Hospital requested platelets from the NBTL at Speke and Controller Helen B. despatched duty rider Brian GS.  Nothing unusual in the normal scheme of things except that this was job number 14000!!! 😱  (There was just a touch of rivalry between the duty riders today!!)  The wonderful staff at the Countess were aware of the significance of the job and turned out to give Brian a wonderful welcome.  Well done everyone for helping the charity achieve this milestone!  To find out more about our charity and what we do, take a look at our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you SSBB 👏👏

Fantastico

Well done all 👍

Amazing team 🧡 xxx

Awesome 👏🏻👏🏻

Congratulations

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Oak Farm, #Cannock was the venue for #SSCBBs 5th birthday celebrations and our AGM! 🥳🎉  Over 70 volunteers attended and following the business side of the meeting members enjoyed the social part of the evening. A buffet was served and our very own Secretary, Helena H, had made the most amazing birthday cake! 🍰  Great to see so many members together and some meeting for the first time. Great atmosphere.  Roll on year 6!!!

 

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And Chair, Jeremy, is ready to get slicing

Brilliant, happy birthday 🥳 love the cake. Onwards and upwards guys 👏🍾

Happy. Birthday , great work everyone 👍

Happy birthday guys & gals, keep up the amazing work 😉👍🏼

#SSCBB continue to be amazed by the support of the general public, on occasions, someone goes that extra mile!! 😁  Keith Robins, a retired bank manager from #Gnosall, actually went 95 extra miles when he took part in the gruelling West Highland Walk in June 2018 🏃‍♂️ Keith is also a member of the Mark Master Masons who have also generously supported us.  A challenge like that needs a good support team and with that in place Keith approached Travelworld Motorhomes in #Stafford asking for assistance in providing a motorhome for the crew. They agreed and provided a four-berth Carado 447, pure luxury!!  Keith, ably assisted by his back up crew, Mike Smith, Brett Phillips and Andy Hodgkinson raised an amazing £1350 for our charity!! 🎉  The managing director of Travelworld Erwin Hymer Centre (Stafford), Mr Ross Edwards, was present at the official cheque handover when rider Les C. accepted the donation on our behalf.  To find out how you can support our charity, visit our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/Image attachment

 

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Well done Keith.

Done it myself - Well aware of how much effort you put in to complete it. Well done everyone!

Well done everyone, amazing achievement 👏

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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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