SERV OBN utitilise a fleet of dedicated response vehicles to be able to provide our potentially life saving service; Each of our fleet vehicles carries the names of women known for their contributions to medicine. Whilst we are a Motorcycle service – when there is a large consignment, poor weather conditions (when it would be dangerous to use a motorcycle) or the temperature is outside the permitted range to transport Blood Products via motorcycle, our four wheeled vehicles come into play.
Lets meet the Fleet
Sheila – Funded by the Wolverton and Stony Stratford Rotary Club. Sheila Helena Elizabeth Kitzinger MBE was a British natural childbirth activist and author on childbirth and pregnancy.
Cecilie – Funded by St Wildred & Graham Milton Lodges & Province of Northants & Hunts Freemasons. Brigadier Dame Cecilie Monica Golding DBE – (1902-1997) was a British Army nurse, who rose to Colonel Commandant, Matron-in-Chief and Director of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.
Grace – Grace McDougall – (1887–1963) was Commandant of British First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) during WW1.
Jane – Jane Haining (1897–1944) was a Church of Scotland missionary. She worked in Budapest.
Ruby – Ruby Bradley – (1907–2002) was Chief Nurse for the Eighth Army and one of the most decorated women in the U.S.
Rosalind– Sponsored by Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. Rosalind Franklin – (1920-1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA.
Gertrude B. Elion – 1918 Fifth female Nobel laureate in Medicine and the ninth in science in general.
Ellen Dougherty – 1844 New Zealand nurse, was the first Registered Nurse in the world.
Anne Mclaren – 1927 British scientist who was a leading figure in developmental biology.
Almina Herbert – 1876 (Countess of Carnarvon) At the beginning of the First World War opened a hospital for war wounded at Highclere Castle, helping with the organisation and assisting as a nurse.
Dorothy – On loan from Groupe Renault UK.
Dorothy Hodgkin OM FRS HonFRSC 1910-1994 was a British Chemist who advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography, a method used to determine the three dimensional structures of crystals.
Agnes – Dame Agnes Hunt (1866-1948) was a British Nurse, in 1887, she began training as a “lady pupil” nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Rhyl, North Wales. Hunt was awarded the Royal Red Cross in 1918 for her contribution during the war
Babs Cooper – SERV OBN controller, speech and language therapist.
Clara – Funded by The Mark Master Masons Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
Mary – Funded by The Mark Master Masons. Mary Jane Seacole OM was a British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the “British Hotel” behind the lines during the Crimean War.
Maudie Clowes – Maudie signed up as a junior nurse working in Southampton in the First World War where she later became a midwife and finally a Chiropodist. She was also one of our member’s grandmother.
Sister Frances – 1942 British nurse and Anglican religious sister, specializing in palliative care. She founded Helen & Douglas House
Florence – Florance Nightingale (1820-1910) was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Minnie – Minnie Mouse (1928-present) is a funny animal cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney.
Mini (our second Mini Moto) was donated to us as an unwanted Ducati Sports Bike, We gave her a new coat of paint, some pretty red and yellow battenburg, logos and a set of flashing blue lights and sirens and attends events and entertains children and adults just like her sister Florence
“Florence & Minnie are very important members of our fleet, they may not carry blood like her big sisters do but have helped us raise lots of money which goes towards running the big blood bike.“
Barbara Mcclintock – 1902 American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Catherine Green – Part of the Oxford team who developed the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Jennie Smillie Robertson – 1878 First Canadian female surgeon and also performed the country’s first major gynecological surgery.
Sarah Gilbert – 1962 Led the development of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.
Teresa Lambe – Irish scientest, one of the co-developers of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine