As Northumbria Blood Bikes approach the start of their 96 hours of continuous service they began by spreading festive cheer to The Great North Children’s Hospital. It all started when one volunteer, Sean Jamieson, had an idea and spoke to other like minded members of the charity about a Blood Biking Santa run. After a bit of quick organisation a team was pulled together who then rallied donations of toys to deliver to children. Many of those unfortunately find themselves spending Christmas in hospital undergoing specialist care.
Today EGGER (UK) Limited presented us with a new, fully serviced Yamaha motor bike and two years’ worth of fuel. Employees at the manufacturing company voted to support us and have spent the last two years raising funds to help. Throughout 2016 and 2017 a range of events have taken place from pub quizzes, fishing and golfing competitions, raffles and for the more adventurous regional and national challenges. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work the EGGER employees have undertaken to raise the funds. And, in recognition of this we have named the bike after the company.
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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We recently announced that we have been accepted in The Evening Chronicle's Wish Token campaign again for the second year. The first of the tokens will be issued in the paper today, Wednesday 11th October 2017, through until Saturday 6th January 2018.
This is where we need you because the more tokens we collect the larger the share of the money we will receive. The money we receive will go towards keeping our wheels turning to save lives across the North East.
Join us at our Great North Run Cheering Point. We will have our trailer outside South Tyneside Hospital, opposite the Fire Station, on The A1300 John Reid Road. This is around the 10mile mark of the 13.1mile course. (Please note that the road is closed from 9.45am to 4pm).
This year we have 27 NBB runners joined by 10 NABB runners as one team #BloodBikesGNR
Anybody wishing to join in supporting runners and helping to spot our team are welcome to join us!
Today we join Blood Bike groups nationwide in celebrating #BloodBikesDay
Did you know we have volunteers across our operational area? With this in mind there’s probably one of our dedicated volunteers living in your local community. We would like everyone to join us in thanking the men and women who give their own time in order to provide a valuable service to our communities.
Show your support by creating a Facebook status or on Twitter using the hashtag #BloodBikesDay don’t forget to tag us by using @NorthumbriaBB
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?
Have you ever wondered what happens to your donations? Look Here to see the kind of things we spend your money on.
Text "NBBC33 £5" to 70070. You can also donate £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10 simply by changing the number after the £ sign.