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Celebrating 25,000 jobs completed!

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In a week that has seen the first snow fall across the North East we have seen our team reach another milestone in our charity’s history. Our volunteers have completed 25,000 jobs for the NHS since we went live on 03/02/14.

Thanks to the dedication of our committed volunteers and our supporters we are able to continue to #makeadifference.

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Time to follow the yellow brick road

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We're off to see the Wizard

The wonderful Wizard of Oz

We hear he is a whiz of a wiz

If ever a wiz there was

If ever, oh ever a wiz there was

The Wizard of Oz is one because

Because, because, because, because, because

Because of the wonderful Newcastle Musical Theatre Company (NMTC).

(Just be glad you couldn’t hear me singing that as I typed it. I definitely wouldn't make it into their show – Kirsty)

 

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Why I volunteer by Frank Soulsby

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Why I volunteer…

“In August 2015 a friend messaged me the BBC news article. From here I joined Northumbria Blood Bikes but needed to gain my advanced bike test.

I joined as a volunteer following a close friend being diagnosed with cancer and seeing how much the NHS helped her and seeing how much the NHS were in need of help themselves.                                                                                     

I’m currently a rider and fundraiser. Mainly on weekend but will help where necessary and during holidays.

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Why I volunteer by Mark Tanner

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Why I volunteer…

 “I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes at a Bike Show with a mate (David Richardson). Both of us ended up volunteering for NBB soon afterwards, can’t remember exactly, but early 2014 probably. I joined because I think the work is essential, I wanted to give something back, I wanted to meet interesting people, and I love riding - what’s not to love?

Mainly I’m a rider at the moment, although a bit of fundraising and I ought to be a driver too. I do find it difficult to fit in volunteering, if I am honest, but I do what I can and when I can.

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Why I volunteer by Debbie Todd

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Why I volunteer…

“I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes when I was asked to run a photo booth at a fundraising Ball. I joined as a volunteer fundraiser in 2015 because I wanted to make a different. I’m a single parent so I volunteer when my son is away from home as it keeps me busy.

Volunteering has introduced me to many new people. It has encouraged me to complete my CBT and start learning to ride a motorbike.

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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017

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Northumbria Blood Bikes, a registered charity established by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in North East England, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2017, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an MBE.

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