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Celebrating #BloodBikeDay with 10,000 job completed!

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As we celebrate our second National Blood Bikes Awareness Day we focus this year on the ‘diversity’ of the work we do and the volunteers who keep us running. “We’re not just about blood!”

We start our day with a celebration. In the early hours of the morning our team out on the road hit another milestone. Our volunteers have completed 10,000 jobs since going live on 03/02/14.

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Inner Wheel District 3

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Yesterday Peter Robertson, our Chair, was invited to collect a £5,000 cheque from the ladies of the Inner Wheel District 3. Many thanks to the group who chose us as their charity of the year. 

Photograph of Peter Robertson and Chairwoman Margaret Compton -

Photograph of Peter Robertson and Chairwoman Margaret Compton​ - taken by our volunteer Ross Mackenzie

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Another lifesaving service

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On Monday 20th June 2016 Northumbria Blood Bikes volunteers were proud to be presented with two defibrillators from North East Hearts with Goals. Christine Stephenson and Kelly Best, (from North East Hearts with Goals), handed over two AED devices to Northumbria Blood Bike volunteers (Sean Storey, Peter Robertson and Alan Johnson). One of the defibrillators has been donated through North East Hearts with Goal's fundraising efforts and the other from donations made at Mr. David Richardson’s funeral.

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Sainsburys Charity of the Year

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Voting is open for us to become Charity of the Year for Sainsburys in 2 stores - Heaton Newcastle and Washington Local Teal Farm. We need your votes. Voting is online and in store and is open for approx 2 weeks. Please vote for us, click the link, and find the store. Then click Vote then Submit - the same button. Choices move around the screen so make sure to select the correct cause. Please vote and share widely. We need these votes and need your support. You dont give any personal details, just find the store and click.

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Why I volunteer by Adam Pickering

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Why I volunteer…

“I first heard about Blood Bikes from a television program that was re-run about a blood bike group in the south of the country. I have been involved with the charity since January 2016, gaining my advanced car and bike qualifications in February & March respectively. I joined as I remember thinking during the television program that was on that it must be very rewarding to give your time to such a worthy cause and I was right! I am a Rider, Driver, Coordinator, Speaker and I also shadow new members if requested to settle them into their first shift.

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