SERV Wessex. Selflessly, tirelessly supporting us all.
As many of our regular readers will know, mono motorcycles have been supporting SERV Wessex Blood Runners since November 2017.
We chose to support the Blood Runners, as just like us they are all bikers, the difference being that these bikers provide essential & vital out of hours delivery runs for local hospitals & Doctors.
These noble bikers volunteer to transport blood/platelets/plasma, human milk, x-rays, patient notes & any other medical items or small equipment all over Hampshire, South Wiltshire, Dorset & beyond; selflessly & tirelessly giving up their own time to do so.
mono motorcycles began supporting SERV Wessex because when we started mono motorcycles, we were still based in Hampshire & SERV Wessex were our local branch. SERV Wessex support all the NHS Hospitals within Hampshire, South Wiltshire & Dorset: the HIOWAA helicopter and critical care cars based at Thruxton & NHS Dialysis Units located in Hampshire, South Wiltshire & Dorset.
Unlike some organisations, SERV Wessex have no paid volunteers to help with organising or fundraising.
All of the volunteers have an active role to play in the running of the group, with certain members of the team having specific roles to enable the smooth running of SERV Wessex.
Alongside the riders out on the roads, is a team of people behind the scenes & controllers making sure that the rota is updated & that every call out & every NHS need is covered appropriately, efficiently & quickly.
SERV Blood Runners collaborate with the HIOWAA (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service) & every 48 hours SERV replenish the Helicopter & Critical care teams blood & plasma supplies which they carry, ensuring that at any given moment, the HIOWWA team are ready for action & ready to save lives. SERV do all of this free of charge. As sadly a lot of us know, it is often an Air Ambulance which is called in the case of motorcycle incidents. Supporting SERV who in turn support HIOWAA is a simple case of logic; one day they may be helping one of us in our time of need.
Because the liveried motorcycles have ‘BLOOD’ emblazoned on them, a lot of people assume that this is all the SERV riders transport, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Although the Blood Runners do transport blood/platelets & plasma between hospitals, literally saving lives in the process; one other key area is the transportation of human milk to Neonatal wards.
The transportation of human milk is sometimes a life saving mission. Premature babies are often in desperate need of the life giving vital nutrients & hormones which human milk provides. If a Mother has difficulty breast feeding & or is unwell during the birth process; human milk from other sources can often times literally be a life saving opportunity for the premature baby.
Sometimes the SERV members will be involved with relay missions for essential medical supplies, blood, human milk etc & have been known to be part of relay teams travelling hundreds of miles cumulatively, to ensure life saving medical support is delivered where it is needed.
Rain or shine, in freezing or scorching temperatures & even throughout the entire festive season of Christmas; SERV Blood Runners are on call, ready for action, ready to save lives, supporting our NHS.
Last November, mono motorcycles undertook their first Christmas Charity Quiz in aid of SERV Wessex. The evening was full of laughter, great quiz team banter, plenty of festive cheer & over £1000 raised through ticket sales & the amazing raffle.
This year we are raising more money for this amazing Charity, with our second Christmas Charity Quiz in aid of SERV. Tickets this year are £15, with £10 from each ticket going directly to SERV. The other £5 covers a delicious hot roll filled with a choice of pulled pork, turkey or a vegan option, a soft drink & Katy’s Sister ‘Binky’ very popular ginger bread!
Join us on Saturday 14th December at The Pallant Centre, Havant for this amazing evening of festive cheer, test your motorcycle & general knowledge & help us raise essential funds for this so very worthy cause.
Help us, to help them, help you!
Tickets can be purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets
https://brownpapertickets.com/event/4295375 or at the mono motorcycles workshop.