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Charity of the Year

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Our 2018 Charity of the Year is Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes

Merseyrail staff have chosen to support Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes, for 2018. The motorcycle delivery service provides free around the clock emergency support to local health authorities in Merseyside and Cheshire

Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes uses specially adapted motorcycles to transport blood, donor breast milk and other urgently required medical equipment to the region’s hospitals and hospices- saving them hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. 

Now in its 15th year, Merseyrail’s annual charity partnership has generated donations in excess of £750,000 for various regional charities including the Clatterbridge Centre, the Community Link Foundation, Claire House and the Whitechapel Centre.

Throughout the year, Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes will be invited to hold bucket collections at Merseyrail stations during major sporting and cultural events including The Grand National, the tenth anniversary of Capital of Culture and Liverpool International Music Festival, to name a few.

Merseyrail staff will also be encouraged to take part in sponsored events over the next twelve months as well as organise their own challenges to raise money for the charity.