If you would like to join Derbyshire Blood Bikes there are three essential roles that keep the service operating:-

Riders or Drivers
All our riders must hold an advanced motorcycling award, such as those from the IAM or RoSPA groups. If you don’t hold one of these or a public/military services equivalent, we can help and advise you on how to get started. Drivers must hold a full driving licence with a good driving record.

Controllers
As the first point of contact with our NHS partners, you’ll need a clear and confident telephone manner. Be able to follow clear instructions and pass details to our riders, keeping an accurate record of all our calls for service.

Fundraisers
The role of fundraising is crucial to the success of Derbyshire Blood Bikes. As a registered charity, the income to run the service is achieved from donations and fundraising events.

New ideas are always welcome and if you are experienced in fundraising, media promotions, publicity or advertising, we’d be really keen to talk to you.

We provide our service FREE to the NHS.

In 2020, we expect our service operating costs to exceed £27,000. So how will that be funded?

Public donations, charitable foundations, and corporate donations are the main sources of funding, with our volunteers giving their valuable time.

Individual donations are made most frequently at one of the many events we attend during the year, but they can also be made on-line through our PayPal Giving website

Corporate Sponsorship

Derbyshire Blood Bikes is a great opportunity for you and your company to get involved. In return, the charity can offer your organisation a range of advertising and positive publicity opportunities. Please get in touch.

We are grateful to a number of well-known companies for their support, including;

Charitable Organisations

Initially introduced through Foundation Derbyshire, we are also grateful for the substantial and continued support of the Freemason Movement in Derbyshire. Their support has been almost exclusively responsible for the success of our fleet replacement program in 2017/18.