Anne Shaw & Gulval Dog Training Club present £2,000 to Cornwall Blood Bikes

Thursday 16th November saw an array of dogs from small 12 week old puppies to the strong presence of breeds such as the German Shepherd and Huskies watch on as four Cornwall Blood Bike volunteers in high viz jackets walk into Gulval Village Hall, where Anne Shaw plays host to this weekly dog training class.

Cornwall Blood Bikes had been invited down to join the class, which saw them during the evening presented with a cheque, which totaled the fabulous amount of £2,000.

Anne raised this amount at the beginning of the summer, where a fun dog show was hosted at St. PIrans Hall, Goldsithney.

The show consisted of a variety of fun classes, excellent refreshments and raffle.

The show itself raised £1,000 that was kindly match funded by Joe Sandles at Barclays Penzance totaling the £2,000.

Cornwall Blood Bikes would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to Anne for her continued support.

Thank you also must go to Joe at Barclays for his help and match funding the event.

Also thank you for the support of two local Cornish businesses; Semmens Coal, Gas, & Oil Supplies of St Just and Clemo’s Pets & DIY of St. Just who sponsored the show, which enabled this truly fabulous amount to be raised.

We as a charity never stop being humbled by the support and effort from individuals and groups.


Launceston Flowerpatch Quilters donate £3,000 to Cornwall Blood Bikes

The wonderful ladies from the Flowerpatch Quilters of Launceston made a quilt called “Autumn Gold” to raffle to raise money for CBB.

It was started in October 2016 and finished in April 2017, with over 40 members of the group playing some part in its construction.

In April ticket selling started in earnest at Cowslip workshops, Tesco Launceston and through all the members selling to their friends and family.

At the Flowerpatch’s quilt exhibition in the summer many more tickets were sold and money was also raised with the sale of fabric, books and craft items.

The ladies from Flowerpatch were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £3,000 to Cornwall Blood Bikes in October 2017.

Alan Moss one of our very own Fleet Bike Riders had much to do with these ladies and their fabulous creativity throughout the year and supported them at their various events and ticket sales.

On behalf of Cornwall Blood Bikes we would firstly like to say how amazed we were at the true masterpiece that was created by these ladies, but secondly the fabulous amount of money that was raised.  It is truly phenomenal, a huge heartfelt thank you to all the members of the Launceston Flowerpatch quilters for their hard work and continued support to our charity throughout the year.


Helston & St. Keverne YFC donate to Cornwall Blood Bikes

Way back in February three of our volunteers Simon Williams, John Penlerick and new recruit Martijn Huddlestone headed out to the Lizard peninsula, on a wet and wild night to give a talk to Helston & St. Keverne Young Farmers Club.

From this talk the lovely people at Helston & St. Keverne nominated Cornwall Blood Bikes along with Cornwall Air Ambulance to be their chosen charities of the year.

On the 16th September saw John Penlerick and Paul Thomas enjoy another wild, wet, & windy day, supporting the YFC at their annual ploughing match held at Gunwalloe, Helston.

A most enjoyable day was had by all including the honour of John making the presentations during the prize-giving at the end of the day.

On the 27th October Cornwall Blood Bikes were very kindly invited to join the YFC at their 60th annual Dinner and Dance at The Penmorvah Hotel, Falmouth.

Our CBB representative Martijn Huddlestone, who has clocked up rather a few miles as a volunteer since his first days as a newbie, was delighted to attend the event and during the evening was presented with a cheque for the fabulous amount of £2,200

Martijn would like to extend his sincere thanks for the great food and exceptional warm welcome that he received on that evening.

Thank you so much to all the members of Helston & St.Keverne Young Farmers Club for your hard work and dedication fundraising on our behalf, it has been a pleasure to work in collaboration this year and that fabulous amount of money will make such a difference to the work we do in the communities of Cornwall and beyond.


“Oll an Gwella” support for Cornwall Blood Bikes

“Oll an Gwella” the acappella chorus drawn from Newquay Male Voice Choir have very kindly nominated CBB as their chosen charity of the year to support.

We have seen this song singing, kernel loving, smile-raising, Beauties! support us throughout the year by performing atour stand at The Royal Cornwall Show,  Trewern Hall, St. Columb and last but not least those infamous nights of song singing at Padstow.

“Oll an Gwella” were recently invited to sing a programme of their Cornish Songs at the ancient Baldhu Christian Chapel, situated in the heart of Wheal Jane mining country.

The Chapel was hosting the annual Cornish Mining Service and an enthusiastic congregation played a full part in the Service, at which Oll an Gwella were invited to play the lead role.  The group also provided a cheque for the worthy Cornish charity which was received by representatives of CBB (Cornwall Blood Bikes).   The cheque (£1,200) matched a similar amount collected by the singers for The Cove Cancer Support Centre at Treliske the previous year.

Brendan Hale, our CBB volunteer and Fleet Bike Rider, explained a little about the charity and introduced his fellow driver Dave Trudgeon and CBB volunteers Mr & Mrs John Penlerick and Jayne Penlerick (CBB PR Media Liaison) before accepting the cheque from Oll an Gwella choristers.

Oll an Gwella spokesman, Rob Spowart confirmed that whilst they were delighted to release this sum of money to this worthy charity, they hoped it was just an interim payment as they hoped to pass on even more money in the future.  He explained that all the income, after production costs, from sales of the group’s new Charity CD “All the Best” from Oll an Gwella was going to be donated to support the work of CBB.

Finally, all those involved enjoyed a tea generously provided by the congregation of the delightful old chapel.

On behalf of the volunteers Brendan Hale, Dave Trudgeon & Jayne Penlerick that have been following these fantastic beauties throughout the year at there events, a very very big heartfelt thank you.

You have provided endless entertainment, you truly are one of the greatest bunch of guys we have had the pleasure of being involved with.

Not only have you certainly raised lots of smiles and singing within us, you have raised a tremendous amount of money.

Your support has been incredible and without people like yourselves Cornwall Blood Bikes would not have their wheels turning so freely.