As many people are making final preparations for Christmas Northumbria Blood Bikes helped to spread some festive cheer this weekend with their annual Blood Biking Santa Run. The team of volunteers have been gathering donations of gifts and toys to deliver to children who sadly find themselves in hospital over Christmas. We have been overwhelmed by the incredible donations that have been made by our own volunteers, their families, friends, employers and local companies. This year saw 52 giant Santa bags full which enabled us to make deliveries to youngsters on wards at four of our local North East hospitals. It was especially moving for volunteers to hear from staff the difference the previous years’ donations had made. Plus, seeing the smiles on the faces of everybody who saw our team out with Santa and his Elf made it worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who helped us to make this possible and to the hospitals who always make our volunteers feel so welcomed.
If you see any of our team out and about, especially over the festive period, please give them wave. They truly are a cracking bunch and we’re very proud of our Blood Bikes family.
You can find some more of our photographs on our Flickr account: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmK3hnEB
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