As you are aware we recently asked CHoC staff to vote for the 2019 Charity of the Year, I am delighted to announce that the winning charity was the Cumbrian Blood Bikes.

Blood Bikes Cumbria is a Registered Charity which was established by local volunteers as a medical courier service to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies out of hours. In critical situations, blood or other medical items need to be delivered urgently in order to save a patient’s life. Blood Bikes Cumbria, with their distinctive livery and narrow profile, can quickly get through busy traffic to reach their destination. Their service is available every day of the year.

Thank you to all staff who voted, we hope that throughout the year we will be able to raise vital funds towards the continuation of the fantastic Blood Bike service. Please see a calendar of events from the link below that we will be running throughout 2019.

Charity calendar of events 2019 (Click)

For more details or to take part in any of these events please do not hesitate to contact or

As you are aware CHoC have supported many charities over the years on both a local and national scale. We asked staff  to vote for our own Charity of the Year and I am pleased to announce that 2 local charities were jointly voted by staff. These were:

  • Air Ambulance
  • Local Hospices Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice / Eden Valley Hospice /  St Mary’s Hospice / Hospice at Home West Cumbria) (providing support to children and adults with life limiting conditions throughout the county

We will now work on publishing a programme where events throughout the year will fundraise for chosen charities.

Thank you all for voting, if anyone has any suggestions for events or doing anything exciting that would raise money then please get in touch with me!