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#BloodBikeDay - Heidi Mottram | Patron to Northumbria Blood Bikes
Tell us a little about you
My name is Heidi Mottram and I’m the Chief Executive of Northumbrian Water. I’ve been here since 2010 after a 24 year career in the rail industry. I’m originally from Leeds and I have two teenage children.
Tell us about your day job
At Northumbrian Water we employ just over 3,000 people and supply water and sewerage services to 2.7million customers in the North East and water services to 1.8 million customers in Essex & Suffolk, so I have a very busy job keeping everyone and everything running smoothly!
Why did you become involved with the Blood Bikes?
Many of our people commit to Northumbrian Water’s Just an Hour volunteering scheme, where we encourage them to use their work time to support local community and environmental projects.
Northumbrian Water worker and volunteer Blood Biker, Jerry Trowbridge asked me if I would like to become a Patron. I agreed because I think the work the Blood Bikers do is really inspirational – they are an essential service to the NHS, saving hundreds of lives a year and they’re run entirely by volunteers.
By becoming a patron, I can raise awareness of the charity through the business community and call upon other Northumbrian Water employees, like Jerry, to help support fund-raising events through Just an Hour. I’m delighted to play a part in the work of the charity and help support the communities we serve.
What advice would you give to a budding Blood Biker?
If you’re keen on helping people and have a love of the road and motorbikes, then it’s a great way to give something back to a good cause.
If you could tell someone one thing about the Blood Bikers, what would it be?
This is a vital service that you or your family might need one day, and it goes on unseen and behind the scenes by skilled and dedicated volunteers. It really needs our support.