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Northumbria Blood Bikes calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

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Northumbria Blood Bikes is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. 
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Northumbria Blood Bikes is one of the groups on the shortlist.

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Octagon's retirement

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Today we retired Octagon, (centre of the photograph with the three bikes), from active service and our volunteers almost had a tear in their eyes.

While Octagon may be retiring for active service she is going to be an ambassador for Northumbria Blood Bikes and NABB at the Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield.

In addition we have also been invited to the opening of this new exhibition and Blood Bike Volunteers will get in for free any time of the year (just need to show ID cards).

Here’s a bit of Octagon’s history:

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Northumbria Blood Bikes calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Kirsty Lawrence's picture

Northumbria Blood Bikes is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. 
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Northumbria Blood Bikes is one of the groups on the shortlist.

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Durham Benevolence proudly celebrates handing over a brand new blood bike

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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.

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Volunteers Week 2018

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A quote from Helen Keller perfectly describes how the work of our volunteers’ enables our charity to operate: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

As #VolunteersWeek comes to an end we would like to thank all of our dedicated volunteers, and their families, as without them we would be nothing.

If you’ve read our ‘Why I volunteer’ articles over the past 7 days and have been inspired to join our team please visit: www.northumbriabloodbikes.org.uk/support/volunteer

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