Blood-Bike

McPhillips supports Blood Bikes

21.09.2015

McPhillips has provided a £500 donation to Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes which will buy two waterproof satnavs for its motorcycles.

SSBB is a year round 24/7 Emergency Volunteer Service providing urgent and out-of-hours transportation of blood and life-saving medical supplies supporting NHS Hospital Trusts and the Severn Hospice in Shropshire as part of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.

Pictured with SSBB Trustee Roy Broad is Nicholas McPhillips and Roger Cox from McPhillips.

Roy said: “The blood bikes charity is delighted to receive the donation from McPhillips to purchase two fully water proofed StaNavs for its group bikes in Shropshire.  Our volunteer riders operate an out-of-hours delivery service where they can be tasked to deliver urgent medical items or medication to any of the county’s hospitals or the three hospices supported by SSBB.”

“Finding a new address in the dark and maintaining a tight delivery schedule is made much easier with the aid of a SatNav and we are grateful to McPhillips for its donation which has allowed us to purchase two top-of-the range units.”

SSBB commenced operations in support of Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust hospitals in January 2014. The charity now has over 130 volunteer riders, controllers and fundraisers and currently operate 9 liveried blood bikes.  Its volunteer riders all hold an Advanced Motorcycle qualification and are independently assessed by an ex-Police Motorcycle rider/instructor before being eligible to ride for the Blood Bikes service.

Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) is a Registered Charity No. 1156212. It is funded by charitable donations and is run entirely by volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering or supporting SSBB should visit www.ssbbgroup.org.uk