We are really grateful to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) who have awarded SERV SSL a grant of £9,000 from their CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Like a lot of charities our ability to fund raise has been severely curtailed by this pandemic, whilst our activities to support the NHS have increased. This funding will go a long way to helping us maintain our important services in these .....read more.
You may not be aware but we are entirely funded by donations – our volunteers spend considerable time generating that funding by fundraising at supermarkets, train stations, summer fete’s, swimathons and many other activities throughout the year. With the current restrictions we have had to curtail all of these efforts, whilst we have also been .....read more.
Thank you! Thanks to NHS staff, whether you wear scrubs, green or a purple staff shirt as in the case of Royal Surrey County Hospital. You’re all incredible and hauling us through the #coronavirus pandemic. Thank you also to all other key workers and front-line services: police, fire service, utilities, supermarket staff! You all continue to go to work, performing the same .....read more.
On Thursday, SERV – Surrey & South London were pressed into the frontline battle against COVID-19. We were contacted by Serv Herts and Beds to move an urgent, vital piece of test equipment from its manufacturer based in North Bedfordshire, to St Georges Hospital, South London. The company are working with the NHS – on .....read more.
ACC Jon Savell presenting the key’s to ‘Michael’ to SERV SSL president Ian Price. What another day of excitement for SERV SSL as we became the proud owners of a new (to us), Landrover Discovery 4×4. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our newest fleet member ‘Michael’, named of course after Saint Michael, the patron saint of police officers. A .....read more.
A few of our volunteers have travelled around Ireland this week meeting members of local blood bike groups and sharing experiences as well as helping raise the profile of blood bikes and the importance of their work in general. The tour started in Dublin and so far the team has made it to Killarney, Co. Kerry, having followed the coast clockwise. Ride safe, guys and gals! The main .....read more.
Earlier this week we took part in a relay with 3 other Bloodbike groups to deliver 8 Litres of frozen human breast milk to North Middlesex University Hospital London. The consignment was collected by Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes from Northwest Human Milk Bank in Chester and then relayed by Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes and SERV Ox Bucks Berks N’hants .....read more.
Not long to go now until the start of Justa Wojciechowska’s awesome undertaking… the Thames Meander Marathon. Don’t miss out on this fabulous event. Come meet the team and sit on the bikes at the start/ finish village at YMCA Hawker and cheer on our brave fund raiser. It should be an great day out… race starts at 10.00. You can still sponsor Justyna and help fund .....read more.
Mary Ann, one of our emergency services specification FJR 1300’s returned home recently… to the wonderful people who donated her. The generous members of the ‘Friends of Fleet Community Hospital’ stunned us last year with the most unexpected gift of the very pretty ‘Mary Ann’. And whilst we were in the area on another delivery, we welcomed the .....read more.
As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, our superstar marathon runner Justyna Wojciechowska is making the final training push for her entry in the Thames Meander Marathon on Saturday 3rd November. This will be her first attempt at this distance. SERV SSL will be in attendance on the course, cheering her on, and manning a display at the start/ finish area at .....read more.