Queens Award for Blood Bikers
Members from North West Blood Bikes - Lancs & Lakes attended County Hall in Preston on Monday to receive their Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
The honour, which is the equivalent of an MBE was awarded by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of the charity freely delivering life saving items for the NHS out of hours. It was presented by Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire.
The riders, many of whom use their own bikes and pay for their own fuel cover approximately 10,000 miles per month.
In 2016, the charities controllers have dispatched riders on almost 6,000 runs. It is the busiest Blood Bike Group in the UK.
Founder and Chairman Paul Brooks said: “This award is the highest award a volunteer group can receive and we are all very proud of the fact that Her Majesty the Queen chose to honour us this way.”