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Northumbria Blood Bikes needs your votes to receive £25,000 from Durham Freemasons

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Northumbria Blood Bikes are appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and Northumbria Blood Bikes is one of those selected.

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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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Warkworth

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In our latest edition of the newsletter we announced our newest addition to our fleet would be called Warkworth. Here's a glimpse of our newest bike. Volunteers that plan on attending our members photo shoot on Sunday will get their first opportunity to see the bike first hand.

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