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The newest addition to the Northumbria Blood Bike’s fleet was purchased with a £15,000 grant from Primula.
The bike, which has been named Primula, will be going into operational service this weekend helping to save lives across the North East.
Primula is part of the charitable Kavli Trust and each year the famous squeezy cheese company donates its profits to local, national and international charities and causes. Last year, Northumbria Blood Bikes was one of three local charities nominated by staff members at its Team Valley site to receive a donation.
Paul Lewney, managing director at Kavli UK, said: “Every tube of Primula Cheese that consumers buy helps us create value that we can give away to support good causes - it is at the heart of everything that Kavli and Primula does. Also being able to support local causes as we do and see the difference it will make first-hand really makes all of the hard work put in by all colleagues at Primula worthwhile.”
“Northumbria Blood Bikes is an incredibly worthy cause and we know that the new bike will be used daily to help the charity to continue to deliver its invaluable work.”
Kirsty Lawrence, Publicity Officer for Northumbria Blood Bikes, said: “Over the winter months we do see an increase with the demand for our service so this bike will go straight into our operational fleet this weekend. This bike will go immediately on to the front line potentially saving hundreds of lives of people in the North East. On behalf of Northumbria Blood Bikes I would like to say a big thank you to all those involved who enabled us to have this opportunity.”