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Replacement kit

Kirsty Lawrence's picture

A couple of weeks ago we shared the disappointing news that one of our volunteers had his personal kit stolen whilst on shift volunteering. Thank you to all the companies and individuals who offered to donate replacement equipment. We were overwhelmed by the support shown and the kind offers of donations. Our volunteer has now had all of his equipment replaced, thanks to the generosity of the good folk out there, which has enabled him to get back to volunteering straight away.

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Theft of volunteer equipment whilst on shift

Kirsty Lawrence's picture

We are greatly saddened that on Saturday 18th May, at around 11.17am, one of our volunteers’ was subject to a theft of his equipment whilst on shift at the RVI Leazes Wing. It was a very busy Saturday morning and our volunteer had just received two jobs but as he prepared to leave he had a request for go back inside for another urgent job. He went back inside to the reception desk to pick up the details of the additional job then returned to the blood bike to discover that his helmet and gloves had been stolen.

 

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Mayor of Morpeth

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On Wednesday evening we were invited to attend the Morpeth Mayor Making. The newly elected Mayor or Morpeth, Alison Byard, made the tremendous announcement that she has chosen Northumbria Blood Bikes as the charity she will be support whilst in office. Not only has she already put plans in place on how she will supporting our charity she is already part of our #BloodBikesGNR team 2019; along with her running buddies Claire Lancaster and Lesley Athey. We are looking forward to working alongside Alison and are wishing her the best of luck during her time as Mayor.

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Help us to help you

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Contactless donation boxWe are always looking at new ways to support our work and making it easier for people to support us financially. We are embracing new technology in the form of these new devices. They are contactless donation terminals. We expect that they will be present at many of our forthcoming events, and at static points in the region.

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360 Challenge 2019 photographs

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We would like to say a huge well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the #360Challenge yesterday. Unfortunately the weather didn't hold out but hopefully everyone had a great day of riding regardless. We have already been discussing ideas for next year's event. Special thanks to Goosepool House & Café and Earl Of Zetland for allowing us to use their venues and supporting our event. Take a look at our photographs: https://flic.kr/s/aHskU8gU8b

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Northumbria Blood Bikes unveil new vehicle named in memory of volunteer

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Northumbria Blood Bikes are thrilled to reveal the new motorbike purchased from the Tesco Bags of Help funding scheme. Colleagues at the store were given the opportunity to name the bike but as a mark of respect they gave this honour to the family of Chris Webster. Chris had been a keen fundraising volunteer for NBB, up until his health declined, and he sadly passed away earlier this year. Chris’ family chose to name the bike ‘Rush’ which had been his nickname.

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