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Total raised so far


£1,585.00 of £1,000 target +£155.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 month ago

Mace Foundation


Well done Tyrone!

1 month ago



1 month ago



You smashed it !!!

1 month ago

Tom allan


1 month ago

Karen Thomas

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best Ty...your mum will keep us updated!

1 month ago

Olivia Braithwaite

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

1 month ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

smash it lads! so proud of you both x

1 month ago



1 month ago

james a


elliots the uncle bryn on this trip i think, unlucky tye

1 month ago

Steve McNaught

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Keep paddling when Ur up the creek

Tyrone Upton and Elliot Roach are raising money for Nationwide Association Of Blood Bikes

Kayak across France

Event dates: 13th August 2022 – 23rd August 2022

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Our story

According to NHS blood and transplant, 5000 pints of blood are required every day to save and improve the lives of people who require blood transfusions. That's over 1.8 million pints of blood a year. From cancer patients and children’s hospitals to roadside emergencies, the demand is high.

Unfortunately, due to this high volume there are often cases where hospitals/ambulances are not equipped with enough blood to save a life when the time is required.

The National association of blood bikes (NABB) Is a charity funded operation across the UK that transports blood from one location to an emergency site to ensure that a life can be saved.

In 2020, 4500 volunteers transported over 160,000 pints of emergency blood and supplies to save lives. As of 2020, these bikes are now seen as official emergency vehicles.

Not only will your donation aid in the saving of lives, but it will also aid in relieving the NHS of costs associated with the delivery themselves. An estimated £1.5million per year.

Elliot Roach and myself will be Kayaking between 330-400km through France from Argentat through to either Bordeaux or the sea (dependent on progress). The whole trip will take us approximately 10 days and we will be camping on the riverside! Please feel free to contact me for more information. Also, feel free to share the link!

Please note that all donations will be going to the cause listed above and the trip will be completely self-funded.

- For more info contact 07525761549

Thank you for checking out our page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Nationwide Association Of Blood Bikes.

Our updates

2 months ago


Just wanted to give a big thank you for all of your generous donations.

We have now successfully reached and overcome our target by a whopping £685 including gift aid and Mace match funding.

Your donation means a lot to EL/Roachy and myself and it means way more for the organisation that we are fundraising for. As a result, I have upped the target to £1000.

We will start our trip on the 13th of August (10 days from now) at midday. Our finish date has moved forward to the 22nd. We now have 8.5 days to complete our journey. That's approx 50km of rowing per day. Approx 100km of this will be against tides.

We're excited for the challenge and even more excited to present you with the videos and photos of the inevitable disaster that is our kayaking abilities.

For more updates feel free to follow our IG's for more info/updates.

Upton98 and elliotroach

3 months ago


Just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has donated. All donations are appreciated and the NABB will make good use of every penny!

Furthermore, I am pleased to announce that Mace has agreed to match the donation up to £500! That means for every £1 donated by us is £1 donated by Mace!

Don't hesitate to contact me if you want any more information and feel free to share! - 07525761549

Thanks again

Tyrone :)

Tyrone Upton and Elliot Roach are fundraising for

Nationwide Association Of Blood Bikes

Charity number: 1170040

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