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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.
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.
Congratulations to our Vice Chairman Barry Bullas! Today he attended the Royal Investiture at Buckingham Palace to be presented with his M.B.E for Services to Public Administration and Charity. #volunteersweek #bloodbikes #makeadifference
“I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes when I was looking to link up with Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists, as we had just moved back into the area after living in North Wales for the past 20yrs. I saw the link between them and NBB and as I was due to retire I thought 'that would be worth volunteering for. That was in January 2016.
Why I volunteer...
“I joined Northumbria Blood Bikes as a volunteer rider in 2015; after I found out about the charity when they were fundraising at Sainsbury’s in Durham. I love riding, and thought this was a good way to combine that with giving something back. Other than driving I’ve done every aspect of our roles. I try to do a bit of everything for the charity, time permitting, and hope to do my advanced driving at some point to get the full toolset.
Can you spare some of your free time to help make a difference to patients across the North East? Whether it be Riders, Drivers, Shift Controllers or Fundraisers there is a role for everyone. Come and join us, together
we will make a difference.
We need £5,500 per month to continue. Can you help with a regular donation?
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Text "NBBC33 £5" to 70070. You can also donate £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10 simply by changing the number after the £ sign.