Community & Vocational/ Blood Riders
A talk by Kamren Irani
The club received an inspiring and informative talk from Kamren Irani on the work of SERVOBN which is the branch of the motorcycle charity which covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bershire and Northamptonshire.
They are part of a nationwide group of volunteer bikers and they take medical products that are required for urgent patient care between hospitals and blood centres. The National Blood Transfusion Service undertakes most of this work during the day but they run only a skeleton service in the evenings and weekends and this is when the riders are needed.
The local branch has a number of bikes which are designed specially for emergency services rogether with three 4 wheel drive vehicles. The bikes are passed round between the volunteers so that whoever is on call has one at his house. They have a number of volunteer co-ordinators to whom requests are passed via a single phone number. All the bikes are fitted with GPS and trackers and the co-ordinators can see exactly where each bike is in real time and can ensure that it is following its pre-determined route.
Where products need to be transported beyond the boundaries of the region this is done by contacting other groups and they agree a place to hand over the product.
The group have found a need for expressed baby milk to be collected from donors and transported to a processing unit with subsequent transportation to hospitals requiring this product. This is usually done during the day so enables the bikes to be used more efficiently.
The group receive no government funding for their work and the riders receive no payment for all the work that they do.
Remembrance Sunday 2020
Past President Barbara Cursley supported by club members laid a wreath on behalf of the club at the memorial in Chesham Boisdetails
Rotary, Lions and Workaid combine to fund a project
The three organisations have cooperated to provide equipment for Stony Dean Schooldetails
Club Meeting 19th September 2018
Talk on Wheelpower, induction of new member and presentation of long service awarddetails
5 April 2014 - 33 people tested on ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ Day
Picture shows, left to right: Janeen Hughes, Stroke Association Community co-ordinator Dr Sheila Bray Barbara Cursleydetails
15 January 2014 - Brian Morton's inspiration talk about his life in South Africa - and at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Primary Academy
5 February 2014 - Youth Leader Amelia Godden accepts a cheque on behalf of Chiltern Youth Projects
10 July 2013 - WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton and Head of Finance Nigel Roberts talk about their charity
11 November 2012 - The Club remembers
Remembrance Day wreaths are laid at local Remembrance Day services.details
11 January 2012 - Peter Schweiger on 'Hand-made shoes - from first to last'
Rtn Peter Schweigerdetails
Amersham in Bloom "Design a Flower Bed" Competition - winning entries
Derek Bryant, Allan Childs & Chalmers Cursley, of Amersham Rotary Club, display the winning designs.details
4 January 2012 - Laura Nicholas on 'Thames Valley & Chilterns Air Ambulance Trust'
9 April 2011 - Club hosts Know Your Blood Pressure event
Amersham Rotary Club President Chalmers Cursley has his blood pressure taken.details
11 June 2011 - Little Chalfont Village Day - 'What's in the Sock' Competition Winners and Answers
21 September 2011 - our speaker is Trudi Scrivener, Area Manager of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association
21 January 2012 - another great Variety Show for Senior Citizens
This annual event in Drake Hall, Amersham gives 130 to 150 elderly residents of Amersham a wonderful evening out. As well as a great show, the audience can enjoy free transport, a free glass of sherry, a free raffle ticket and free interval refreshments.details
14 March 2012 - over £1,000 from sale of calendars presented to Iain Rennie Hospice at Home