Recent Group Wide Mails & Notices

Hi all LRBB members,

Group Wide Emails Now Available in Web Site members’ Area

A reminder of an earlier group wide mail:

In order to increase the communication flow inside the group, all of the information that is sent in a group wide email (or an “all rider/driver” email) will also be added to the members’ area of the Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes web site. Go to members area and select the tab for group wide emails. They are stored on order of newest nearest the top and all have the dates they were sent out by email

So, in case you have not been able to check your emails for a few days and you want to make sure you have seen all group news or reminders, you can now check the members’ area of the web site in parallel to checking your own email system.

Let me know any issues logging in to the web site. Hope this helps increase the ease of getting to see any news snippets and group emails

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


21st June 2018

Hello all LRBB members

LRBB – Give Yourselves a Pat on the Back

I have received a ‘Thank You” card to our whole group from the virology department team at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) saying how much they appreciated what we were able to do to help them during January to March this year. Many team members from the virology department have added personal messages to us, so worth taking a few minutes to have a look what they say to us.

During that period, most days our shift rider did a first and / or last job of the shift ipicking up blood samples from Glenfield Hospital and delivering to LRI for testing for ‘flu’ viruses.

The card scan can be found at this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eenj_qXljVpk7lev8gKe_uIg8_-nIKFp?usp=sharing

This is another reminder how appreciative the hospital teams are for what we do as a group. You can give yourselves a pat on the back when you look at the card and know that as a group we are doing good things together with our ‘Blood Biking’

Great team, you can feel proud and rightly so!

 

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


Weds 20th June 2018

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

Rider / Driver Rota 2 Week Look Ahead: Still 15 Empty Shifts

Here is the current 2 week look ahead for our Rider / Driver rota, please see if you are able to help with any of the following empty shifts not filled as of now

Fri 22 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Sat 23 Jun 2018 Day
Mon 25 Jun 2018 Night
Thu 28 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 29 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 29 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Sat 30 Jun 2018 Day
Sat 30 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 01 Jul 2018 Day
Sun 01 Jul 2018 Night
Sun 01 Jul 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Mon 02 Jul 2018 Night
Wed 04 Jul 2018 Nightlance
Wed 04 Jul 2018 Early Eve Air Ambualance

If you can help and fill any of this shifts please log into the members area of the web site and do a “self booking” if you can. Also look ahead at future dates and if possible volunteer for any of the empty slots

Go the web site www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab, login password is LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”. You can self-book empty shifts.

The rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


19th June 2018

Hello LRBB members,

Air Ambulance shifts – back to usual routine

Walsgrave Hospital are back to their normal blood stock levels and have confirmed that the Air Ambulance blood trials are returning to the usual pattern. So we are back to our regular Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Sunday routine pick ups and deliveries.

Riders / drivers – please continue login and book empty shifts going into the future for both Air Ambulance and regular night shifts

 

thanks
Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)


14th June 2018

Hi all LRBB members,

Last Reminder World Cup Fantasy Football – “LRBB Allcomers”

A final chance to get in our World Cup Fantasy League before the matches start later today. (You can join at any time but you’ll be a few points behind ! ). If you did not have a chance to check the details here they are again…..

We have 9 teams in so far, it’ll be a bit of fun and will get with those teams around £50 donations to our charity. (or more if we get more teams)

If you want me to get you a team set up today (random selection) for you to take over, send me a text 07976 802 956 and I can do that for you.

You can create a team free of charge via the web link and if you would like to join our “LRBB Allcomers” league then you need to allocate the team you create to the league using League PIN is 8149888 and League passcode is 6403.
https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/splash

I will collect £10 per team in our “LRBB Allcomers” league and share out the pot as follows. I added in brackets an amount assuming 20 teams taking part. Monies will be handled outside of the group until the final donation made by me as the organiser to the Blood Bike charity. This is not an official blood bike group fantasy league but an initiative I am organising personally to support the group after prizes are paid out.

Winner of our own “LRBB Allcomers” League = 35% of the poy (if 20 teams = £70)
2nd place in league = 10% of the pot (if 20 teams = £20)
3rd place in league = 5% of the pot (if 20 teams = £10)

LRBB charity will receive a donation of the remaining 50% of the pot from me.

Our “LRBB Allcomers” league is open to any group member, friend, neighbour, family member etc. The more the merrier. It is some fun, you can track your team’s progress in our own League via the telegraph web site. You can make a number of transfers during the group stage and the knockout phase and all the details are on the telegraph web site.
It’s a bit of fun and banter during the world cup, feel free to invite any family members, friends, work colleagues etc
.
One point I think I’d like to add about our league is one individual person can win only one prize but you may enter multiple teams if you wish. Family members can win prizes for their team alongside you if you are lucky enough to be in the top 3.

Let me know if any questions. Makes the world cup more interesting for anyone linked to the group and half the money raised goes to our Blood Bike charity

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


Wednesday 13th June 2018

Rider / Driver Rota 2 Week Look Ahead: 13 Empty Shifts

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

Here is the current 2 week look ahead for our Rider / Driver rota, please see if you are able to help with any of the following empty shifts not filled as of now

Sat 16 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 18 Jun 2018 Night
Tue 19 Jun 2018 Night
Thu 21 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Sat 23 Jun 2018 Day
Sat 23 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 24 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 25 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 25 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Wed 27 Jun 2018 Night

If you can help and fill any of this shifts please log into the members area of the web site and do a “self booking” if you can. Also look ahead at future dates and if possible volunteer for any of the empty slots

Go the web site www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab, login password is LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”. You can self-book empty shifts.

The rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


Tuesday 12th June 2018

RIDER – CRITICAL NEED

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

We have critical need for a rider / driver for tonight’s shift, so far no-one has been able to take the gig.

Maybe this mail will reach some of our riders who did not see the last urgent shout out

We also have no rider / driver booked for this coming Friday

As usual, please go the web site www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab, login password is LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”. You can self-book empty shifts.

As the rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


11th June 2018

Hello LRBB members,

AIR AMBULANCE – CONTINUATION OF DELIVERY CANCELLATIONS

Walsgrave Hospital are continuing to have blood stock problems and so the cancellations of blood movements from the hospital to the Air Ambulance are also continuing

The hospital team hope blood availability will be back to ‘normal’ soon and monitor the blood stocks on a day by day basis. We will keep our Air Ambulance shift riders / drivers informed as soon as we know their shift might be / has been cancelled.

Regardless of these cancellations, please login and book empty shifts going into the future for both Air Ambulance and regular night shifts

thanks
Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)


 

Monday 11th June 2018 (mail sent to group riders and drivers only)

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

URGENT CALL FOR 2 GAPS IN THIS WEEK’S SHIFT ROTA

We have critical gaps in our rota as follows

Tuesday 12th June Night shift  (tomorrow)
Friday 15th June Night shift

We have other gaps after these dates for sure, but these are the critical gaps now causing concern.

As usual, please go the web site   www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab,  login password is   LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”.  You can self-book empty shifts.

As the rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk

 


7th June 2018

Hi all LRBB members
,
Events Frustration

A brief reflection from me as group Chairman on our inability as a group together to put a few members out at planned and forecast events.

I write this to all group members regardless of whether you are “very active” in the group or “not so active” in the group.

Sadly, this weekend coming looks like the 4th event in a row that we are pulling out of at the last minute because we have no members (or not enough members) willing /able to attend on behalf of the group.

Of course, we need to be realistic and remember our group is a volunteer group and people do have lives to live outside of Blood Bike activities. However . . . .   we have around 80 people who are members of the group, I assume because they would like to be involved and active in the group – I hope that is a reasonable assumption.

Some members need to take a temporary “back seat” due to family and other legitimate reasons, granted.

So, it feels realistic that maybe 60 – 70 or so members ought to be able could give up a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday once every 3 months to help promote the group and assist in raising funds towards the running of the group. Again, I hope that is a reasonable assumption. I think it is.

I am not sure what else we can do to encourage people to help at events. There seems little point adopting a heavy-handed approach and to “force” people, so if you have ideas how to get people to join an event once every 3 months or so I’d love to hear them.

A volunteer is much more valuable at an event than someone ‘press-ganged’ into being there.

So, please, search your diaries, check the events planner on the members area of the web page, contact Elaine Bivins and let’s see if we can have a bit of a rally cry and kick start some enthusiasm to join events.  Elaine is on email  events@lrbloodbikes.org.uk

I am just hoping that we are just, for some reason, in a “rough patch” and our membership will be able to give themselves a bit of a shake down and we’ll see coming events with volunteers doing what a good volunteer does best . . . a bit of volunteering.

Thanks all, we are on the whole doing well as a group just our last month of events is causing some concern.

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email  chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


4th June 2018

Hi all LRBB members,

World Cup Fantasy Football –  “LRBB Allcomers”

The World Cup is nearly upon us and I’ve set up a fantasy world cup “league” via the Daily Telegraph Fantasy web site.

You can create a team free of charge via the web link and if you would like to join our “LRBB Allcomers” league then you need to allocate the  team you create to the league using League PIN is 8149888 and League passcode is 6403.
https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/splash

I will collect £10 per team in our “LRBB Allcomers” league and share out the pot as follows. I added in brackets an amount assuming 20 teams taking part. Monies will be handled outside of the group until the final donation made by me as the organiser to the Blood Bike charity. This is not an official blood bike group fantasy league but an initiative I am organising personally to support the group after prizes are paid out.

Winner of our own “LRBB Allcomers” League = 35% of the poy    (if 20 teams = £70)
2nd place in league = 10% of the pot    (if 20 teams = £20)
3rd place in league = 5% of the pot   (if 20 teams = £10)

LRBB charity will receive a donation of the remaining 50% of the pot from me.

Our “LRBB Allcomers” league is open to any group member, friend, neighbour, family member etc. The more the merrier. It is some fun, you can track your team’s progress in our own League via the telegraph web site. You can make a number of transfers during the group stage and the knockout phase and all the details are on the telegraph web site.
It’s a bit of fun and banter during the world cup, feel free to invite any family members, friends, work colleagues etc
.
One point I think I’d like to add about our league is one individual person can win only one prize but you may enter multiple teams if you wish. Family members can win prizes for their team alongside you if you are lucky enough to be in the top 3.

Let me know if any questions. Makes the world cup more interesting for anyone linked to the group and half the money raised goes to our Blood Bike charity

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email  chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk

 


4th June 2018

Hi all LRBB members,

Group Wide Emails Now Available in Members Area of the Website

In order to increase the communication flow inside the group, all of the information that is sent in a group wide email (or an “all rider/driver” email) will also be added to the members’ area of the Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes web site. Go to members area and select the tab for group wide emails. They are stored on order of newest nearest the top and all have the dates they were sent out by email

So, in case you have not been able to check your emails for a few days and you want to make sure you have seen any group news or reminders, you can now check the members’ area of the web site in parallel to checking your own email systems

Let me know any issues logging in to the web site. Hope this helps increase the ease of getting to see any news snippets and group emails

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)

Email  chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


 

Monday 4th June 2018 (mail sent to group riders and drivers only)

Rider / Driver Rota 2 Week Look Ahead:  12 Empty Shifts

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

Here is the current 2 week look ahead for our Rider / Driver rota, please see if you are able to help with any of the following empty shifts not filled as of now

Thu 07 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 08 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 08 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Mon 11 Jun 2018 Night
Thu 14 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 15 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Day
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 17 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Mon 18 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 18 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance

If you can help and fill any of this shifts please log into the members area of the web site and do a “self booking” if you can.  Also look ahead at future dates and if possible volunteer for any of the empty slots

Go the web site   www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab,  login password is   LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”.  You can self-book empty shifts.

As the rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


1st June 2018

EVENTS PLANNING AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hi all LRBB members,
I am just looking at the events planning that Elaine has been doing on behalf of the group and nearly all the coming events are short of volunteers offering to help. We have had in the past some superb events both in terms of raising the awareness of the group and giving a boost to our funds. However, we are struggling to get group members to volunteer to help.
We had to cancel an event last weekend due to lack of volunteers and looks like we’ll have to pull out of this weekend’s event also due to lack of volunteers.
A quick look at the group calendar is showing
Sunday 3rd June – not enough volunteers and we will need to pull out of the event
Saturday 9th June – not enough volunteers and we will need to pull out of the event if no-one willing / able to help
Saturday June 23rd – not enough volunteers and we will need to pull out of the event if no-one willing / able to help
Saturday July 7th – – not enough volunteers and we will need to pull out of the event if no-one willing / able to help
And the same for all future events.
We are a volunteer group and so we rely on the goodwill of all group members to lend a hand and I hope this short mail might give you a reminder to look at the events coming up and check your diaries and then have a chat with Elaine to get signed up to help at some events.
You can check events coming up via the group members area in our web site www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk
Then select the link “LRBB Events & Support Needed” and you will see all coming dates and events and where volunteers are needed.
Thank you if you can have a look and volunteer for an event.

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk


 

1st June 2018

AIR AMBULANCE SHIFTS POSSIBLE CANCELLATIONS

Hello LRBB members,

If you are looking at the month’s rota overview you will see that there are one or more of the current Air Ambulance shifts being cancelled

We have received a message from Walsgrave hospital that due to blood unavailability there will be one or more of the immediate blood pick ups cancelled. This will also impact returns from East Mids Airport and we’ll liaise with those riders volunteering if their shift is impacted.

The hospital team hope blood availability will be back to ‘normal’ during the coming week.

As ever, please login and book empty shifts going into the future for both Air Ambulance and regular night shifts

thanks
Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)


 

Wednesday 30th May 2018 (mail sent to group riders and drivers only)

EMPTY SHIFTS NEED FILLING – 2 WEEK LOOKAHEAD

Hello LRBB Riders / Drivers,

Here is the current 2 week look ahead for our Rider / Driver rota, please see if you are able to help with any of the following empty shifts not filled as of now

Sat 02 Jun 2018 Night
Sun 03 Jun 2018 Day
Sun 03 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 04 Jun 2018 Night
Tue 05 Jun 2018 Night
Wed 06 Jun 2018 Night
Thu 07 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 08 Jun 2018 Night
Fri 08 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance
Sat 09 Jun 2018 Day
Sun 10 Jun 2018 Night
Mon 11 Jun 2018 Night
Wed 13 Jun 2018 Early Eve Air Ambulance

If you can help and fill any of this shifts please log into the members area of the web site and do a “self booking” if you can.  Also look ahead at future dates and if possible volunteer for any of the empty slots

Go the web site   www.lrbloodbikes.org.uk and go to the members tab,  login password is   LRBBmoto52
Open the sheet “LRBB Available Shifts”.  You can self-book empty shifts.

As the rota updates online every 5 minutes, if no-one else booked your date in the 5 minutes before you then you’ll get a text message confirming successful booking. Conversely if someone got in there a few minutes before you then you’ll get a text confirming someone else has booked that slot

Thanks all,

Ollie
(Group Chairman)
Email chairman@lrbloodbikes.org.uk

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