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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 … more »
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#BloodBikeDay - Nicola Green | Board Advisor

I haven’t passed my motorbike test so rather than donning leathers and a crash helmet, I’m putting the skills I’ve learnt in business to use to support our Emergency Services volunteers by becoming a Board Advisor to the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikers. Here at O2, we partner with a number of front line organisations … more »
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#BloodBikeDay - Gary Annan | Blood Biker

My name is Gary, I am a 54-year-old, twice married, taxi driver with three grown up children and five grandchildren. I’m self-employed, so volunteering does come at a cost.  Everyone has family, friends and hobbies that take time and effort to fit into daily life. Blood Bikes are another hobby that I fit in. I first heard of blood bikes and the NABB through … more »
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#BloodBikeDay - Kirsty Lawrence | Fund Raiser

Tell us about your day job I’m a Community Champion at Tesco, Consett. Tell us a little about you I support my local community and charities. When and why did you join the Blood Bikers? I first found out about the Northumbria Blood Bikes at Bikewise 2014.  After finding out about the service they provide … more »
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#BloodBikeDay - Matt Dinnery | Shift Co-ordinator

Tell us about your day job I’m a freelance event services professional, providing a range of skills, experience and equipment to the event industry. I’m rarely found indoors in the summer, instead I’ll be in some field or on some open space doing what I do best.  In the last few weeks I’ve been at … more »
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#BloodBikeDay - Steven Hughes | Driver

Tell us about your day job As well as volunteering for charity, I am mad enough to work for one! I work for a disability charity called Gateshead Access Panel, and my main role is supporting people in receipt of Direct Payments for their care needs with Payroll and HR advice and support. Tell us … more »

#BloodBikeDay - Jerry Trowbridge | Blood Biker

I work for Northumbrian Water as a SCADA & Telemetry Team Leader.  I’m responsible for the automation and control of the Water & Waste Water systems in the North East.  My roles involves office and site work and believe it or not, it’s very interesting.  Next time you flush you toilet – think of me! When … more »
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#BloodBikeDay 2015: Live Twitter chats and competition

The Blood Bikers are often described as ‘The Unseen Emergency Service’ and today, in partnership with O2, is the first annual Awareness Day for the charity.  As part of our on-going commitment to support the 1,500 volunteers, we’ve teamed up with the Blood Bikers to launch #BloodBikeDay.  Throughout the day we will be hosting live … more »
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