Graham Moor

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#VolunteersWeek day 3

Another of the volunteers around the country for ‪#‎VolunteersWeek‬ where we celebrate the work of ‪#‎BloodBikes‬.
Tessa Wilkinson
Severn Freewheelers
I’ve been riding blood bikes for little over a year. Many people ask me why I do it and how I fit it in to my very busy life. By day, I’m a business development manager for a trust of schools in the South
West. I run a scheme that brings business and education together so young people can acquire skills needed for work as well as find out all about careers that are available to them.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

By Royal Appointment

Thursday 2nd June 2016, just over 4 years since North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes began operating, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed her highest award for a voluntary group on one of our member groups. This is the finest Thank You to all of those people who volunteer for them, and partly recognition in the wider sense of blood bike volunteers everywhere. Well done to the group for all of the hard work since setting the group up and from that moment onwards.

#VolunteersWeek day 2

Another of the volunteers around the country for ‪#‎VolunteersWeek‬ where we celebrate the work of ‪#‎BloodBikes‬.
I’m not in work as I’m a mature student at the University of Kent. I am also the the head controller for SERV Kent.
During term time, I have lectures, seminars and study to work on during the week. I’m pretty much free on a weekend unless I’m working on an assignment or revising for exams. As such, I don’t have the same daily start time at university as would be the case at work so it easier for me to fit my shifts in around that.

#VolunteersWeek Day 1

There are over 1,500 volunteers in the various ‪#‎BloodBikes‬ groups. This ‪#‎VolunteersWeek‬ we celebrate a few of them.
Judith Sauberlich
Retired RGN
Wife of 1 husband Mother of 2 sons Nana to 3 grandchildren
Since retiring from paid employment my “job” continues around my family, all the usual chores & helping to look after my grandchildren, which I love.
I am also a Community Councillor (equivalent to English parish council) & help manage the Community Centre hall in my area
I have been involved with Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes, a charity set up &

Great North Air Ambulance Scheme ‘saved lives’

Eighteen lives have been saved as a result of air ambulances carrying blood on board, the charity has said.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which covers the North East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, started the scheme in January 2015.

Since then, medics have performed 60 transfusions, a third of which were deemed to have been of critical importance to survival.

Many others have had their outcomes improved by having the intervention.

Dr Rachel Hawes, who is also a doctor on the air ambulance, used her experiences as officer in the Army Reserve –

Masons make their Mark for a new blood bike

Northumbria Blood Bikes has welcomed a donation of £18,000 from the national Mark Benevolent Fund of the Masons. This donation will purchase and equip a new motorcycle, together with fuel for its first year of service. The new motorcycle will assist the group to continue its service to the public in the North East of England.

On your marks, get set, for the Great North Run

All of our places for the Great North Run 2016 have now been filled. Watch this space for GNR 2017.

We have obtained a number of charity places for the Great North Run in September, and are offering people to opportunity to run this to our benefit. There is no cost to you as a runner, but you would be expected to raise £150 for us as a charity through sponsorship. We will be working with our colleagues in the North East to publicise this event. If you are interested in obtaining one of our charity places, please get in touch through the Contact Us section of the website.

It’s an Honour, Your Majesty

Northumbria Blood Bikes members are celebrating the appointment of one of their founding local volunteers as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List, “For Services to Public Administration and charity”.

Barry Bullas, has been a committee member of the Northumbria Blood Bikes charity since its inception, and continues to volunteer for them. Barry has been tireless in his efforts as Membership Secretary since the charity was formed in late 2012, recruiting new members, providing comprehensive inductions (including regularly driving new members to the more difficult to find but frequently visited venues), creating a vibrant social media presence,

Let’s hear it for the girls

The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) received an early Christmas present when Maria Costello M.B.E and Amanda Mealing joined their ranks as ambassadors, helping to raise awareness of their crucial work.

Costello was the first woman (solo racer) in the history of the Isle of Man motorcycle races to stand on the podium and founder of ‘Woman on a Motorcycle’. Costello, who received an M.B.E. for services to motorcycling in 2009 said ‘I’m excited to team up with the NABB. Without the work of the Blood Bike charities, hospitals would be forced to pay couriers and taxis to transport urgent products out-of-hours.