What did you do at the weekend?

If you’re a trustee with Blood Bikes then the occasional call from a hospital is not unusual. Our phone system passes the call on to a backup volunteer if the duty controller is busy.   But the call I received last Saturday was out of the ordinary and it piqued...
A night shift

A night shift

An interesting shift for a quiet Friday night.   When our duty controller, Nigel, came on shift, our rider, Vicky K, was already in transit with a run of urgent meds to Llangrannog.   Paul K (rider) meanwhile was lined up to help a hospice with a late admission by...
Our first annual conference

Our first annual conference

Sunday 9th October 2022 saw the Annual General Meeting of the charity. But since this was the first opportunity we had to meet together like this since the pandemic we thought we would change the format of the event into our first-ever Annual Conference. Some...
Thank you Ma’am

Thank you Ma’am

We offer our condolences to the Royal Family as they mourn the loss of a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a nation, we shall mourn the loss of a faithful servant to her God, and of the people. Thank you for your service,...
An essential service

An essential service

I’ve been seven years with this charity covering thousands of miles and hundreds of hours on a bike and on the phone but today was my first milk run. It wasn’t planned that way but that’s how it turned out. Milk runs tend to happen during the week...
A prestigious honour indeed

A prestigious honour indeed

In June we were delighted to announce that this charity had been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Last Wednesday representatives of the charity from all corners of Wales were pleased to be presented with this award by the Lord Lieutenant of South...
Blood Bike Day

Blood Bike Day

Today is National Blood Bikes Awareness day, #BloodBikeDay. We’ll spend the day telling you a little bit about Blood Bikes. Did you know? You don’t have to ride a bike to be a Blood Biker. Controller Irene has just commenced her shift and her trusty steed...
A full weekend

A full weekend

Another Bank Holiday weekend looms, just as the weather turns of course. Whilst many are looking forward to a little more fresh air and freedom than has been customary over the last year our duty volunteers have a full weekend ahead of them, starting today. A...
Going the extra mile(s)

Going the extra mile(s)

Like many charities, our fundraising in 2020 was severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and this resulted in a significant decline in our bank balance. But we have been fortunate in the past few years and that, together with prudent financial policies has allowed...