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.
This week we started daytime shifts to support out NHS during this critical time, here is one of our volunteers – Alex – just before he set out to carry vital samples for analysis – we are now operating day and night supporting our NHS heroes on the front line. We are completely volunteer-run and rely on donations to continue our work. If you would .....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.
This is Ray – one of our dedicated volunteers. Ray is out every day currently like many of our volunteers – either supporting the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex with vital blood supplies, carrying samples for analysis or collecting vital milk for new born babies. We have also now moved to operating day time, meaning we are providing vital support to our NHS .....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.
Throwback Thursday to last month when we celebrated fleet bike Mason’s 1st birthday. Mason was donated to us by The Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of London in 2018 and since entering service, this Yamaha FJR1300 has done nearly 13,000 miles on duty. For his birthday, Mason was on daytime baby milk duty with volunteer Steve. The day started with a wash and polish to .....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.
We had a great time attending the BMW test-ride weekend at Whiteways Cafe, Bury Hill, today. Look at all those bikes BMW brought down lined up so expectantly! Our van, Vito, certainly looks impressed. Our volunteers enjoyed chatting to everyone who came along to try the bikes. If you missed today’s opportunity to meet us and take a BMW out for a .....read more.