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This lady is June Wall, who sadly died in April as a result of acute myeloid leukaemia in the cancer ward of the Royal Stoke Hospital. She had previously battled with lymphoma with success and later had a successful stem cell transplant.  She was a much loved and admired lady who together with husband, Dave, raised considerable funds for our charity through the Staffordshire and Shropshire Mark Masons fundraising initiative. This resulted in two blood bikes being donated to us by the Province – Mark Mason and Mark Mariner and a further bike – Prince Michael being donated by the Mark Benevolent Fund.  June was a past Chair of a Lady Freemason Lodge and raised funds for us in 2017. Dave chose to have funds donated at her funeral directed to our charity and we have been totally overwhelmed at the amount raised – over £5,200. Thank you so much.
Dave and June were married for 49 years and never a day passed when they did not say to each other “I love you”. We are sure she will have been proud to see our blood bike ‘Mark Mason’ ridden by our rider Ian B, arrive at their home on Monday to thank Dave and all his friends, fellow masons and neighbours for their support.Image attachment

 

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Wonderful gesture. RIP June X

My wonderful godparents! Miss auntie June so much ! 💞 Uncle Dave - u r doing amazing ! So very proud of u xx

How wonderful that the charity has been remembered at this very sad time for her family.

Thankyou W Bro David for the wonderfull donation

An amazing gesture..... RIP June

Amazing gesture xx

Dear June we will miss you RIP x

Thank you W Bro David 👏🌈💚🥇

She will be very sadly missed.

Pamela Headley Sharon Dayson

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We are so grateful for any support that we receive, particularly at the moment.  @BP are being really generous and giving free fuel to emergency services in these difficult times, they have extended this to include all liveried Blood Bikes. Here is Prince Michael, one of our bikes, being filled up and taking advantage of BP’s generosity.  Thanks BP!
When the Controller contacts you to make sure you are ready for your shift and you are a newish member and have booked 5 shifts without a shout plus you are second rider then your hopes of doing your first job seem low.  Or so Ian J thought!!!  Not so. Controller Helen B despatched him to Birmingham to pick up some platelets for a patient at his local hospital. The first rider was already committed.  Mission accomplished and with a smile.  Well done Ian and thank you.

 

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Well done guys. Your actions are making a real difference to people s lives. I have had to use your service this evening and we are very grateful to you. 🏍️🏍️❤️

Great feeling to get the first job done, enjoy 😁

Well done Ian your duck is well and truly broken 😁 your first shout is always memorable

Thought I recognised Vincent Drive.

First time I had to go there was at midnight at the start of lockdown

Well done to you all..❤

Well done Ian, that first job is a buzz.

Well done. Onwards & upwards

Well done Ian first of many.

Well done Ian, I look forward to looking after you on shift x

Well done Ian good job done

Brilliant job Ian.

Well done Ian x

Vital job, well done sir

First of many. Well done 👍

Well done ian. X

Nice one.... 👍🏍😀

respect and well done

Sound nice one

Well done Ian 👍

Well done big guy 🤗

Well done Ian

Thank you

Nice one Ian

Well done

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Our rider Howie J may have just missed getting the 20,000th run but he reported a busy shift yesterday - 2 hours, 250 miles, 3 hospitals, 3 Laboratories, North, South & West of our wonderful county,  Im just one small part of a HUGE dedicated team of volunteers across all roles who, give their time for free to support the NHS. #Covid19 #SSCBB Stay Safe & Well!!!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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He really is a legend ⭐️

🙏THANK you ALL Doing a FANTASTIC JOB 👏👏👏👏👍

Well done Howie. Good to see your safe too

Thanks for the service. 👏👏

Ride safe peeps

Great job Can you just confirm 2 hours 250 miles? Really?

Legend

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Libby Murray Imogen bike 💙🦋 x

Well done to all, especially Imogen. Hopefully she is serving you well.

Well done! Wish I’d got my name on that score board

Congratulations all. Well done 👏👏

A fantastic achievement. The lives of so many people will have been improved by this service.

Well done to everyone concerned .Those of you who are familiar with the back story will know that it is particularly apt to see Imogen in the spotlight.

You are all amazing, still remember seeing the rider come in to children’s ward at telford with some drugs my little girl desperately needed ❤️

Sorry, 20k is already claimed by Nigel B as is every milestone run 😉

A great cause Thanks Guys, looking into becoming one myself...cant wait.

Brilliant - Great honour for Adrian and Imogen!

Amazing job!! Well done x

Congratulations on this amazing achievement 👍🩸🏍

Great Work Team 👍

Fantastic Congratulations to all

Congratulations Adrian from the 18,000th rider, Well done mate 👍

The milestones keep flying by! 👏👏

Keep up the great work all you guys/gals do 👍👍

Outstanding!!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers who were involved in us achieving our 20,000 run. And a huge thank you to all our members, past and present for their support since we began operations in 2014.

Fantastic ❤️

Well done all xx

Thank you 👏🙏🏻

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Our wonderful #SSCBB Controllers work from home, our fundraisers are now at home but our blood bike riders are out there delivering urgent medical samples free of charge for our #NHS!  This includes carrying COVID 19 samples for testing and urgently required PPE equipment. We thank them all and say to our supporters – stay at home, please ❤️  - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
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/
A beautiful thank you Blood Bikers card designed by @meganrdesign who just happens to be the daughter in law of our rider Mike P. Just lovely. And the bike featured is our own blood bike Imogen.
The M6 Toll Drive for Charity team have been very generous to us (and not for the first time). They have given us £750 towards our operational costs which is much appreciated, given we cannot fundraise face to face at present. We continue to serve our local NHS with urgent deliveries of blood products, medical samples and donated frozen breast milk plus additional urgent deliveries of Covid 19 samples for testing and PPE deliveries. Our riders will be sure to give you a special wave as they pass through your toll booths! #m6tolldriveforcharity #itswhatwedo

 

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Thank you for engaging with our #DriveforCharity scheme. Our social committee were delighted to be able to support your charity again 🙂

We can't wait until we (BLOZONE) are able to play for and entertain crowds for you guys again. X❤️ Stay Safe. 🌈❤️😍🎶🎤🎸🎷🥁🎺🎷🎹🎸🎤

Aswell as free use of the toll for how long?! That's amazing

Fantastic gesture! The free pass through the toll is wonderful enough, but this is a topper!

Wow, that's great news...

Great Thank you

Brilliant- much appreciated

Fantastic 👍

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As we celebrate this special 75th anniversary of VE Day, we will remember them.

 

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We will remember them.

Had a lovely flurry of donations this past week, not massive sums but all gratefully received. Just shows how many folk are thinking of us and what we are doing in these challenging times. So our thanks go to Cheslyn Hay PC, Truckmateuk,Trev (Provincial Grand Primo of the RAOB), G Parry, Just Giving pages set up by Christina Morgan and Heather Venables to say nothing of all the anonymous JG donations! This makes a difference to us as they pay for our operational costs - servicing, tyres etc although we are pleased to note that BP are continuing to fund fuel for blood bike groups.

 

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It was a pleasure, glad to be able to put something in. I'm Provincial Grand Primo though not Grand Primo.

Thank you to all for helping to keep our wheels turning!

Thank You

Reuben Gould

 

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Caroline Lucy

Lovely pictures well done 👏 👏

Well down everyone and yay Sophie Smith Is a runner up!!!

Yay! Well done everyone they are beautiful.

Well done girls. Gutted I didn't win haha

Well done Chloe.love Nana & Grandad. Xx

Fabulous effort 👏👏👏

Well done to you all for taking part x

Well done chloe!!!

Beautiful ❤️

Fantastic all 🥰

Brilliant.x

Stephen Andrews well done Grace as a runner up👏

Very well done everyone - lovely colouring skills 👏👏

Well done everyone 👏👏 lovely pictures 👍

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The excitement mounts.... The judging is taking place for the best colouring in of our blood bike picture. Some fabulous pictures. Check the Facebook page on Monday for the results.

 

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Afraid not Nik Trevor Bagnall, lots of children did far better pictures than you!

Hope I won lol

Each summer for the past 40 years Ironbridge Lions have held a series of Silver Over the Bridge (SOB) events to enable good causes to raise funds. The formula for these events is very simple – they lay a strip of sticky tape on the Iron Bridge and invite passers-by to lay down their spare coins to support a particular good cause. The tape is gradually extended across the bridge as it fills up and at the end of the day the club donates the amount on the tape to the nominated charity. Sadly, the event this year is cancelled but as one of the nominated charities, they have kindly sent us £100.Thank you to the Ironbridge Lions Community Committee.
We are indebted to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire for their very generous donation of £1000. At a time when we are not able to fund raise face-to-face at our events, this is most welcome. Thank you to all the brethren.

 

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Unfortunately the Provincial Grand lodge of Wrekin(Shropshire) are on hold but the Provincial Grand Primo is doing a 5km run in his garden tomorrow morning in aid of SSCBB.

Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom from all at SSCBB 🎂

 

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Colonel Tom Moore!! 🏅 xx

I SALUTE YOU SIR TOM . BUT who’s having your money CEOs . . . OR our . . . NHS ???

Happy Birthday Colonel Tom Moore, God Bless You 🙏🙏🌈🌈

Happy birthday Colonel Tom Moore 🎖️🎖️🎉🎉

Happy birthday Colonel Tom Moore

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Great Facebook post yesterday from Katherine House Hospice
We have had a fantastic response to our request for face masks and have been overwhelmed by your support and generosity!! A huge #thankyou to everyone for your comments, support, suggestions and donations. 
And also to all the amazing couriers who delivered them to us including Blood Courier riders Phil Green and Paul Kinnersley from Lawton House, Stoke on Trent! 
Our Blood Bike riders Phil and Paul - well done gentlemen!
#communitysupport #stayhomestaysafe  #itswhatwedo

 

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Well done fellas and lassies your doing an amazing job as always ❤️

Well done boys 👍

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SSCBB rider Jim M. says that people are very kind.  He recently took Mark Mariner to a private address in Caerws, Powys to pick up some samples for delivering to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for testing.  The family wanted to thank SSCBB for their help and presented Jim with a box of fresh eggs and a duck egg. We are sure he enjoyed them!!

 

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Well deserved too 🏍

Blood Bike Oatcake sporting her #nhsheroes sticker. These are being produced by Sole Flavours and Syco Graphix . With all money raised going to the NHS 💙. Stickers cost £3 each and have raised an incredible £5000 for the #nhs so far!!  Available from Sole Flavours at the link below.
https://www.soleflavours.co.uk/product/nhs-charity-slap-sticker/Image attachment

 

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Thanks just ordered 2, won’t be here before my next turn on the rota though 🙄

Paul Tinker you like stickers! 😊I’ve just bought one 😊

Ordered 2 👍👍👍👍

Subtle but I don't think you need it on that ride

Cija Brown

Antony Tooby x

Showing our support and raising money for the NHS at the same time, win win. I’ve order three for my bike!

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blood bikes appear at 1.06 and 1,21 minutes in to the video

Absolutely awesome.

SSCBB have some lovely supporters of all ages!  Millie Bea and her brother, Evan wish us well. And the same right back to you both!

 

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Love the T /Shirts xx ❤

Never let it be said that SSCBB aren’t flexible. In these challenging times, rider, Dan H is ready for action even when there is no blood bike available for him to ride! I kinda feel sorry for Lily (the horse not Lille, our blood bike). Note, he’s social distancing and taking his one session of exercise a day. I think, maybe, the visor should have been down?Image attachment

 

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Good name that 😂

Well done 👏

Is it a horseabussi ? 🤔😁👍

Is it a shire?

It's a Cob.

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Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines ❤️ - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
Our Chair, Jeremy was duty rider on blood bike Imogen yesterday. It was a PPE day! Early days for these deliveries and we are learning all the time.  He got the three deliveries loaded - a variety of masks, aprons, goggles, gloves and sanitiser. Two bin bags which went in the panniers and a box which went on the rack.  First run was a big surgery/health centre in Stafford- they took the box contents and were very grateful. 2nd stop was a surgery with a WV postcode, so he plumbed it into the satnav and headed towards the rural villages near Wolverhampton. Turns out the postcode we were given should have been WS! So, 25 mins later he arrived at the correct location south of Cannock, a small surgery! 
He then headed off to stop 3 which was a health centre in Stoke. Arrived there ok but everything looked shut (barred gates looked like Fort Knox).  On arrival back at Stafford logistics base, they were very apologetic for the confusion, but as Jeremy said it’s not a problem for him as it was a nice day to ride, he just hoped that the Stoke one wasn’t desperate. Good news though, our contact at Stafford gave him packet of Jaffa cakes!  So, a learning curve for us and for the Stafford hub and most importantly, SSCBB are getting the PPE where they are most needed.  - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/

 

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Glad to see the bike bearing our daughters name is helping to deliver some of the protective equipment to the front line staff. She would be very proud!

I’m in Canada and follow you guys , my hats off to you , wish we had a service like this year especially in this time of need

Thank you from all at Mount house & Severn View. You are just amazing and from all of us to all of you stay safe and much love ❤️

Well done hopefully I wool be delivering next week x

Thanks to all involved at SSC Blood Bikes! Hats off to you all 💖👏💖👏👏, stay safe 🙏🙏xx

Fab job as always. Sincere thanks to you all. Stay safe

Unsung heroes every one of you, and everyone is a Volunteer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! XXX 💖💖💖👍👍👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿👏👏👏

Well done guys - amazing effort!!!! Thank you 🙏

Looks like the box is just the job thanks Simon Hudson for sorting it.

100 o/o volunteer Totally professional Stay safe all

You do amazing work. 🦁👍

Great job guys n gals as always xxx

Fantastic 🙌🙌🙌🙌

I'm itching to get my first shift in but need somebody to shadow for a day! 👏👏

Sharon Webster-smith it’s Imogen’s bike 💖

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Our wonderful #SSCBB Controllers work from home, our fundraisers are now at home but our blood bike riders are out there delivering urgent medical samples free of charge for our #NHS!  This includes carrying Covid 19 samples for testing and urgently required PPE equipment. We thank them all and say to our supporters – stay at home please ❤️  - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
Read our latest AGM Report here for all the news and achievements we have accomplished as a charity over the past year ❤️ - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/useful-links/
Our very own Nik B, rider and controller, featured in our local #StaffordshireNewsletter yesterday. Nice one Nik.
#itswhatwedo

 

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And our very own Andrew Harrison taking a full page spread promoting SSCBB in this week's Motorcycle News! Did anyone else see this?

Are you charging for autographs?! Sorry bud also meant to say well done for getting in the local paper!

What a handsome guy

The next Steve Hawkes 🤣😂

I’m all star struck...🤣

Morning Nik Trevor Bagnall fantastic article..xx

Nice one Nik

Good on ya Nik.

Top Lad

Nice one baggers

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We have been overwhelmed with offers of support and kind folk wanting to make a donation towards our operational costs at a time when we cant do public facing fundraising events.  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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Also please don't forget that if you use Amazon youCan go through the 'smile.amazon' site and register for Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes. A small percentage of your spend goes to the charity at no cost to you.

A small group of our members have joined up, independently of #SSCBB, to form Visor Bikes, a volunteer organisation set up to assist the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic by offering free delivery of PPE equipment.  Members of Visor Bikes have come together through a shared desire to improve working conditions for those on the frontline.  SSCBB totally applaud what they are doing and are proud of our members involvement!  Find out more at www. visor-bikes.com and at www.3pinnovation.com ( who are coordinating donations for and the 3D printing of the masks)

 

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Karl Gamble

Brilliant effort all round! Many thanks for all that you do Blood Bikes and now Visor Bikes too 👏👏❤️❤️xx

Well done all, nice to see people helping where they can!! xxx💕

As my daughter is a Paramedic I would really like to volunteer my time for this very worthy cause. My details are on SSCBB 3 rings 😎

My understanding is that the stock of visors made currently is modest and they are well covered as far as riders are concerned to deliver stock. As the supply of visors increases they may seek to recruit more riders. We will try and keep everyone updated.

Another great idea guys

We had some donated to us at Ludlow hospital yesterday. A lovely surprise on Easter Sunday, thank you so much visor bikes 👍🌈😀

Thankyou xx

Thank you 👏

Can I volunteer please

Hi peeps I'd like to get involved with this my info is on three rings I am limited in time as I'm still working but I do have 3 days off after my five at work so my days vary

Ready to Help team if needed

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Andy Comber

I'm in please, my number is on sscbb 3 rings directory

Following

I would like to help if needed. My number on 3 rings.

Tim Salt would really like to volunteer for this! His number is on sscbb 3 rings 👍

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Our supporters are aware that talks, events and fundraising opportunities are on hold at this time. We are concentrating on our front line services and, indeed, we are now assisting in delivering PPE in addition to our normal medical items.  We were, therefore, more than delighted when Stoke Lions contacted us to say they were making a donation to help us ensure that our service continues to run and our bikes are serviced and maintained.  They very kindly transferred £200 into our bank account today.  A big thanks to all at Stoke Lions from all at #SSCBB. Not the first time you have donated to us and your continued support is much appreciated.  We really appreciate your kindness and support! #SSCBB  Find out more about donations here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/

 

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You are most welcome. Your service is invaluable at this difficult time. Hope more lions clubs will help. 🦁🦁

Well done the Lions. Unfortunately my fundraising is on hold at the moment as the Buffs are on shutdown.

Thanks Stoke Lions 👍

Thankyou

Brilliant. Thank you

Wow. Excellent.

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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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