Our rider Ray linked up with Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes on the 5th April to collected a package traveling down from Edinburgh. The package started off at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital and was picked up by Blood Bikes Scotland around 1300, who then took it on the first 56 miles leg to Berwick-upon-Tweed. at Berwick-upon-Tweed the rider was met by Northumbria Blood .....read more.
As one of the latest volunteers for SERV SSL, I thought I’d tell you about my first shift as a rider last night. I did my induction where I learnt about what the charity is about and conducted some training on the distribution practices that must be adhered to. I then conducted a site tour a week ago where I was issued with my uniform and ID card. This process is .....read more.
Although we mainly do our deliveries on motorbikes, when it gets below 3°C, the bikes are grounded. And regardless of the “Beast from the east” or “Storm Emma”, there’s still a demand for our free service. Enter the cars! From our regular resupply runs to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, and meeting urgent clinical demand from our subscribed NHS hospitals, .....read more.
Will you help us coordinate our riders at night? We are currently looking for more volunteers to help with our controlling (we don’t just need riders, drivers and fundraisers). As a Controller you are the king-pin of your shift. You’ll coordinate the logistics for a night duty, taking calls from the hospitals in our area and dispatching our .....read more.
Whilst delivering milk today our rider Graham met a gentleman in the lift. The gentleman asked: “Are you the chap who delivers all the milk?” Graham replies “Not usually me sir, more often my mate Derek but I have the privilege today.” “Oh thats great! He saved my boy’s life two days ago; his mother can’t express and he needed DBM urgently, .....read more.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. But one thing that unites us is our belief in safe motorcycle riding and the maintaining of our high safety standards. Two of our members continued this tradition on Wednesday, attending a Surrey Police BikeSafe course. The theory refresher and the chance to be assessed by advanced .....read more.
On 7th July we conducted a training session for several of our members on the process of restocking the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. This training covered the collection and delivery of the product along with the documentation process. The members were also informed of the safety procedures required on an active airfield. During out time at the airfield .....read more.
The team have been busy today meeting the public and sharing information on what we do at BikeFest South. The sun was shinning on what turned out to be a fantastic event although a little passing rain shower cooled things down later in the day. We also had a surprise visit from Dr Luke Wheatley, Paramedic Charlie Leahy with pilots Adam Smith and Graham Robinson who are our partners .....read more.
On the 30th May, 12 of our members attended a Biker Down course held at Guildford Fire Station. The course was conducted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in collaboration with members of Wey Valley Advanced Motorcyclists ( WVAM ). Thanks to the Surrey Biker Down team, our members left trained in valuable life saving skills and feeling confident they could assist .....read more.
On Tuesday 2nd May SERV Surrey & South London were delighted to be able to assist fellow Blood Runner Groups with the transportation of blood samples from Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill in London. The sample left Countess of Chester Hospital at 10.00 carried by Shropshire and .....read more.