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National Blood Bikes awareness day

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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
#Itswhatwedo #NorthumbriaBloodBikes

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Time to follow the yellow brick wall

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We're off to see the Wizard

The wonderful Wizard of Oz

We hear he is a whiz of a wiz

If ever a wiz there was

If ever, oh ever a wiz there was

The Wizard of Oz is one because

Because, because, because, because, because

Because of the wonderful Newcastle Musical Theatre Company (NMTC).

(Just be glad you couldn’t hear me singing that as I typed it. I definitely wouldn't make it into their show – Kirsty)

 

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We're off to see the Wizard

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Newcastle Upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road in a magical journey from Kansas all the way to the Emerald City, in a dazzling and energetic performance of this beloved musical, alongside Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins.

Northumbria Blood Bikes have been invited to be charity of the week there so will be there for every performance. If you are a member, log in and see how you can help via our events pages.

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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