In 2012 a group of friends founded Northwest blood bikes Merseyside (as it was then known).

It began by serving Marie Curie Hospice and the North West Human Milk Bank in Chester.

The group began to grow, more members joined.

A name change to Merseyside and Cheshire blood bikes, a new logo, fresh ideas and a new drive for success lead to us attaining registered charity status.

We became members of the National Association of Blood Bikes Additions of new clients and increased demand for our service created a need for more modern and more reliable motorcycles.

Our fundraising teams worked tirelessly introducing new sponsors to the group, (to whom we are eternally grateful).

As well as attending numerous events, raising funds and awareness.

We now have eight liveried motorcycles at our disposal ready to despatch at any time.

All of our members are volunteers, every penny raised funds and develops our service.

Riders, Controllers, Fundraisers, Speakers and the management team all give their time and expertise free of charge.

These efforts have been recognized by our nomination this year for the Queen’s Award for voluntary service the MBE for Volunteer Groups.

An unbelievable achievement which we were very humbled to receive and well-deserved recognition of the commitment and dedication of our members.

As we take the group forward into the future, we look forward to working alongside our colleagues from other groups across the UK continuing to provide our service 100% free of charge to the hospitals and hospices of our area.

And finally, as always our thanks go to our families without whose love, understanding and support, we could not give our time to help others.