Why I volunteer by Claire McGahan

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Why I volunteer…

“I heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes after I'd seen the bikes and cars at hospitals like the RVI. I choose to join at the end of last year as I was looking for a way to give back that was something a little different. I'm a driver but I sometimes help at fundraising events as well, standing with a change bucket!

I work shifts so volunteering for Northumbria Blood Bikes fits in around my work, although some months are better than others for it!

The best thing I’ve experienced since joining is how friendly and helpful everyone has been, everyone's been really welcoming. My most memorable moment so far is probably the first time I did the Blood on Board run. Knowing how important the blood the air ambulance carries, being involved in that process was brilliant.

Don't worry about getting stuck in, everyone's happy to help and you get great support when you're on shift!

My name is Claire McGahan and that’s why I volunteer for Northumbria Blood Bikes.”

To sign up or for more information on the roles visit: http://www.northumbriabloodbikes.org.uk/support/volunteer