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Our Controllers despatch riders day and night and during Covid restrictions there has been no opportunity for members to get together socially or at meetings.  It is so nice, therefore, for our team to be able to put a face to a name.  May I introduce Rebecca, our latest recently trained Controller. She is delighted to be joining the team.  Welcome Rebecca.

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Welcome to the family. Hopefully in the new-year I'll be able to get back on a bike for a shift for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome on board Rebecca, I look forward to working with you.

Brilliant Rebecca๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปYou will be a great asset to a brilliant charity.

Welcome to the madhouse Rebecca. You can tell me where to go anytime….๐Ÿ˜

Great to meet you,.I'm sure we'll speak soon even if only over a txt or two

Welcome on board Rebecca. I look forward to working with you.

Thank you.

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Are you looking for an interesting talk for your group/organisation? We have a speaker team of #BloodBikevolunteers willing to tell you all about our charity and how we help support our local #NHShospitals ๐Ÿ๐Ÿš‘ If you would like to find out more about our#SSCBB Talks, take a look at our website: https://bit.ly/2VIAYfo
#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://bit.ly/3g09I3d
An FMT relay this week involved 6 blood bike groups taking vital treatments to patients in Exeter, Middlesbrough and Scarborough. SSCBB riders Gorka and Les start off the process at the Birmingham Medical School. Great teamwork. #itswhatwedo

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Did an FMT run a couple of weeks ago, Birmingham to Bolton.

You all do a fantastic job, thank you. ๐Ÿ’•

Fantastic

Meet our latest recruit, a cousin of Bobby and Betsy Bears. He has collected his new hi vis jacket and just needs to do his induction and he will be ready for action at all the Christmas supermarket collection days in December. Im not sure what his name is - but I suggest Biker Bear.Image attachment

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Want one (for my granddaughter, of course๐Ÿ™„)

Want one!

I think Boris suits him…

#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 โ€˜Just Givingโ€™ page, please click here: https://bit.ly/3HwmMJO
Bobby and Betsy, our blood biking bears have been busy recruiting new SSCBB volunteers for us. They tell me they have a bit of a surprise recruit for us? I need to find out more..........
Tea, coffee and apple puffs all round last night when Speaker Team Co-ordinator Helen B. welcomed three new members to her talks team following an informal training session.  With local organisations starting to meet up again face to face we are receiving requests for talks about SSCBB in readiness for their meetings during 2022. 42 talks are already booked.  In 2019 we gave over 200 presentations but in recent months have been obliged to cancel over 100 and the team are keen to get out and about again to promote the work we do with an added incentive if tea and cake are involved.  If you are involved with or know a group that might like to book one of our talks then please email Helen at talks@ssbbgroup.org.uk and provide a contact telephone number. Helen will respond and make the arrangements and log the talk in our diary.  In the meantime say hi to Sam, David and Ian.

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Some familiar faces there! Welcome to the speaker team! I hope you were told about the historic blood bike past of that dining room!

Welcome Sam, David and Ian Clarke - Sam and Ian are you 'moonlighting'? ๐Ÿ˜€

I never got cakes as an induction!!!

Hi All, welcome to the family

With the ever-increasing need to support the NHS in caring for their patients, the demands upon the #Charity grow each year. #SSCBB needs to grow to meet this increasing demand. To do so, we need more #Volunteers, whether that be in the form of riders, fundraisers or controllers. If you are interested in joining us, take a look at our website to learn more! https://bit.ly/3hGaGTf

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I enquired about this about 6 months ago and was told you were over subscribed for riders. Is this still the case for Chester area?

A very good morning to you from Morrisonโ€™s in Chester where the SSCBB team are in situ raising funds for our charity. 
We are just across the road from the Countess of Chester Hospital.  Lady member Helen B also in attendance to keep  the men in order!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚  Please come and say hi.  HImage attachment
Our Speaker Team leader, Helen B., was delighted to accept an invitation to join President Stuart Perren and his fellow Rotarians from Stafford Rotary Club at a luncheon this week at the Mill at Worston, Stafford.
Rider Brian G. attended with bloodbike Angel and after lunch Helen delivered a presentation on the work of SSCBB.
President Stuart has nominated us as one of his chosen charities for his year in office and we look forward to supporting him this year.
A familiar face joined our Controllers Team today. Chris D.  carried out his Controller Induction with  Trainer Helen B.
Chris is already  a rider for our North Staffs Area and his experience will be added advantage when undertaking Controller duties.  Welcome to the team Chris.

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They're going to leave you in control????? Congratulations brother , well done ๐Ÿ‘

Well done Chris, look forward to being on duty together ๐Ÿ‘

Good job Chris !

Excellent news. Well done

Well done Mr Durham

So so proud of you โค๏ธxxx

Paul Durham They know not what they have done.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Congratulations!

Congratulations... You can smile you know ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธx

Congratulations matie! X

Well done Chris.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Thanks all.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ

Well done Chris

Great stuff Chris.

Well done Chris

Well done mate

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With the ever-increasing need for the #NHS to save money but without compromising #PatientCare, the demands upon the #Charity grow each year. SSCBB needs to grow to meet this increasing demand. Find out how you can help here: https://bit.ly/3ABZm1w

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Good job , well done.

It was two years ago on last Tuesday night when members of the SSCBB team attended a fund raising event held by Court 2447 Edgmond of the Foresters Friendly Society. Entertainment by the Hadley Orpheus Male Voice Choir and refreshments including an extraordinary blood bike cake.
This week we were finally able to get together to say a face to face thank you and meet up with them again. Their ยฃ2000 donation was very much appreciated. What lovely friendly people.
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
The blood bike community is family.

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Great work lads. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Asda Shrewsbury making us very welcome today. Thanks Bekki. The A team is here.Image attachment

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Hoping to see you but I'm on push bike so might not make it lol

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

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Is it still the case that you only accept ROSPA qualified riders ???

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
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 ๐Ÿ All our #BloodBikes have names, often associated with a person who has influenced our charity in some way! #SSCBB ๐Ÿ™‚ Read the story behind each of our bikes here: https://bit.ly/3jV56ga

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Brilliant and fantastic Charity, Please support them!

Fantastic charity

We have a team of 30 speakers located throughout #Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire, raising awareness of the work carried out by the #BloodBike charities ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“– 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
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
We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions! ๐Ÿ 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
We had a special visitor to meet us at Asda Stafford on Saturday. Scott came to present us with a very generous cheque for ยฃ1713 raised by him, his partner Laura and friend Mark when they ran a charity football match in memory of Mick Majer The match  was between Doxey Universal and AFC Doxey and was followed by a charity social evening at the Universal Club, Doxey. Your donation is much appreciated - Thank you.

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Amazing day well done everyone who was involved โค๏ธ

Lovely to meet the customers of Asda, Stafford again today. So good to be back.
Spirit of Rotary is attracting lots of attention as star of the show outside the store. 
Our new Xmas cards are now on sale.  Come and say hi.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Yes we at Rotary are so proud to continue to support Blood Bikes and to have one of the bikes named ‘Spirit of Rotary’ is fantastic. We always try to spot her when we see a Blood Bike out and about.

My first fundraising day today and feeling pleased I could help out. All for a great cause, keeping the Blood Bikes rolling to help out the NHS

Have a good day x

Well done guys!

Great to see 'Spirit' is earning her keep.

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Blood Bike group team work at its best today when our riders Elaine P and Tony A did relays  carrying potentially life saving fmt samples. Tony met up with Severn Freewheelers at junction 7 on the M5 who transported it to Devon and Elaine met up with Andy from Whiteknights at junction 30 on the M1 for relay to Newcastle upon Tyne. #itswhatwedoImage attachment

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Great job ๐Ÿ‘

Amazing service… thank you ๐Ÿ™

Well done all ๐Ÿ‘

Well done ๐Ÿ‘โœ”

Thank you to each and everyone of you

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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! โค๏ธ We really appreciate your kindness and support! #SSCBB Find out more here: https://bit.ly/37A54V9
Our speaker team co-ordinator, Helen B, and East Staffs rider, Steve H accepted an invitation this afternoon to join Cheslyn Hay Towns Women Guild at their meeting.  Helen gave a short talk about the work of the bloodbikes to the ladies  and afterwards their Chairman, Mrs Valerie Steadman, presented Helen with a cheque for ยฃ450.  Oatcake was also in attendance and created a great photo opportunity for the ladies.

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Excellent well done all

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 ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ https://bit.ly/37A54V9
SSCBB is at Asda Donnington Wood today. New Christmas cards selling well!

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Helen Rees-jones

What a star that man is!

how you doing Helenand Bill Cooper

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What people say about us

โ€œThe blood bikes are vital to getting our life saving faecal transplants to critically ill patients with C. dificile infectionโ€

Professor Peter Hawkey, FMT Service Lead, PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

โ€œOn 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.โ€

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

โ€œThe 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 NHSโ€

Dr Vicki McCune, FMT Service Manager PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

โ€œThere 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 moneyโ€

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

โ€œWe 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.โ€

Paula Gardener, Chief Nurse Burton Hospital Trust (covering Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth)

โ€œWe very much appreciate all of their efforts and the support they give both SaTH and the wider NHS.โ€

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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