We aim to provide a totally free, but professional, voluntary service, out of normal working hours for the transportation of Urgent and Emergency items, e.g. blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, theatre equipment, in fact anything that can be carried by motorcycle, solely for the benefit of the publicly funded emergency services and the patients being treated by them, within the NHS Hospitals.
We will provide this service through the night, and 24 hours per day at weekends and Bank Holidays, to the best of our ability, enabling hospital funding to be better spent on patient care.
We started operating in May 2012 and the number of call outs we are completing is growing exponentially. It took us 10 months to do our first 500 runs, 10 weeks to do the second 500 runs. Last year we completed 15639 call outs.
Last month (March 2020) we completed 1286 runs bringing the total runs since day one to 78301, saving the NHS over a million pounds.
We use our own and specially adapted motorcycles to assist local authorities by providing a fast, efficient and safe transport service between hospitals, blood banks and other institutions throughout the North West.
Our funding comes from donations by the general public, who’s generosity never ceases to amaze us, recently we were very fortunate to receive grants from the National Lottery and from the Aviva Community Fund which have enabled us to purchase bikes for the fleet.
In 2016 we received the `Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service`, equivalent to an MBE for voluntary groups.