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New blood bike hits the road

The SSBB team recently visited one of Russell Roof Tiles Burton sites to show its staff the new motorbike. Helen Bundy from SSBB is pictured with Russell Roof Tiles' managing director, Andrew Hayward

The SSBB team recently visited one of Russell Roof Tiles Burton sites to show its staff the new motorbike. Helen Bundy from SSBB is pictured with Russell Roof Tiles’ managing director, Andrew Hayward

A new £15,700 motorbike was purchased for a local charity, thanks to staff at Russell Roof Tiles.

The charity Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire Blood Bikes’ (SSBB) latest motorbike is now all set to help the local community, thanks to the fundraising efforts of staff at roofing manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles.

A volunteer-led charity, SSBB, provides an urgent, free-of-charge service to NHS foundations, by transporting vital blood products, bone marrow, breast milk for premature babies, and other life-critical supplies to local hospitals via motorbike.

SSBB undertakes approximately 5,000 jobs a year covering over 200,000 miles, which takes its toll on the motorbikes used.

Staff Russell Roof Tiles raised £32,500 last year as staff danced, hiked, ran and quizzed their way to raising the cash. The money raised was split equally between SSBB and Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes.

Over the last two years, Russell Roof Tiles has donated £56,000 to the two blood bikes charities. Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “The team and I are delighted that the money we raised will go towards the great work SSBB does, which operates 24/7 on a totally voluntarily basis, and does not receive any government or local authority finance.”

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