The new addition to the Northumbria Blood Bike’s fleet was purchased with a £15,000 grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation as part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of Freemasonry.
The bike, which has been appropriately named Durham Mason, proudly includes the MCF and Durham Freemasons logos across its livery. The brand new fully equipped bike will become part of the operational fleet helping to save lives across the North East.
Why I volunteer…
Why I volunteer...
“I found out about the charity through Northumbria Advanced Motorcycles and joined in April 2016 as a rider and driver.
It can be tricky to fit volunteering into my daily life with 3 children under 10 and a busy professional life; however Northumbria Blood Bikes have a variety of shifts and roles available so there is always something that will fit with your work and family commitments.
“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!
“I heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes from volunteer rider Adam Morris and joined in November 2016.
Many years ago my mother was diagnosed with cancer and was really ill, she was given blood transfusions which made her feel well for a while, after her passing I decided to donate my blood so others would feel well as repayment for my mother’s care.
“I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes on Facebook. I decided join as a volunteer as my son had been treated for Leukaemia and had lots of blood transfusions, and I wanted to say ‘Thank You’ in a small way. I had originally joined as a fundraiser and now I help the charity’s Secretary with admin.
There are lots of events going on especially during the summer; it's easy to fit in with your day to day life. The best thing I've experienced since joining is the new friends I've made and supporting all the team’s runners in the Great North Run.
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.