'Twas the night before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house.

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...well except for a few devoted Blood Bike volunteers.

Unlike Santa they won’t be travelling around the globe, but around the North East of England, they will be delivering packages just as important and eagerly awaited.

So, as you wake up to open your gifts with your family in the morning they may just have delivered urgent medical supplies or blood.

That isn’t abnormal for our team but in our eyes it is just as magical in its own rights.

Now, Bella! Now Hylton! Now Alnwick and Scott!

On, Warkworth! On, Dobbies! On, Egger and Yeti!

Now ride away! Now drive away! Now dash away all!

With our own Northern Star leading the way and our controllers giving the strategic whistle,

Hear us exclaim, as we drive out of sight,

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!


We hope you all have a happy, healthy and safe Christmas! With special Christmas wishes to all of our incredible team of volunteers!