On Saturday 17th February 2018 Cornwall Blood Bikes was invited to attend a ‘Thinking Day’ for approximately 100 Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides in Helston by Samantha and Imogen Goldsworthy. It formed part of their learning concerning volunteers throughout the county.
The concept of the idea was to get the girls thinking about all the wonderful charities and volunteer organisations throughout the county, and understanding what their roles are and what they do.
Steve Richards and Ian Butler took along two of our marked fleet bikes to not only explain what CBB does, but to show them what is the main focal point of our charity and as expected, they were quite the attraction. Altogether, there were three charities that turned up and held workshops with the girls.
Steve and Ian explained how to the girls how we get called and who by, where we go to pick up and deliver what we carry and some of the diverse cargo’s that we carry for our NHS Partners and Hospices throughout Cornwall.
It was an unmitigated success and we have offered our attendance next year if they run a similar event.
This sort of event inspires the volunteers of the future and in our case, the possible volunteers that may one day replace us. By engaging with the public at these events, we get the CBB awareness factor out there which is as important if not more than fundraising.
Quite unexpectedly, we were presented with a handmade card and a donation of £100 which we have properly thanked them for, and their welcome on the day.