What’s it like to be on call for SERV Surrey & South London? Hot off the press from last night from one of our riders.
“Another run completed for the SERV Surrey and South London bloodbikers. Pros and cons of a night on duty….
Didn’t get to sleep until way after midnight, expecting the phone to ring any minute, but managed to put a good dent in my “Sons of Anarchy” series catch-up. Woken up at 03:45 by Geoff, asking me to go to a hospital I’ve never been to before (not really a problem as the adrenaline woke me quite quickly and I’ve already given Tom & his twin the coordinates, thanks to the efforts of previous riders). Setting off in “mizzle”, but nothing the Rukka suit can’t handle.
Enjoying a progressive (but still legal) ride to Tooting on almost empty roads. Arriving at the hospital in good time and having a bit of banter with the security guard on my way in. Meeting a very smiley lab tech who says the platelets I’ve just given him will make a positive difference to someone. Riding past the Houses of Parliament and hearing Big Ben strike 0600 and down the embankment as London wakes up. Getting home at 07:00, just in time to wake my beautiful wife up for work with a cup of tea (and avoiding the rain). Starting the day knowing that I may have just played a very small (but equally as important) role in helping to save someone’s life during the night.
What did you do last night?”
If you’re in the Surrey and South London area and want to help out once a fortnight, we need riders and drivers, are very short of controllers and could do with some fundraisers too. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 07432 221981 to find out how you could help make a positive difference to somebody’s life. Go on, it’ll make you feel good too. “Help us now, you may need us later “.