Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Badges Ensure Bike Hero's Legacy Lives On

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Badges Ensure Bike Hero's Legacy Lives On

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Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1

BLOODRUN volunteer Martin Dixon's legacy lives on as his idea continues to raise money for the charity he died serving.

The dad of two was tragically killed in a road accident just one day before his pin badges were finished.

The 56-year-old wanted to raise money for the Bloodrun EVS (Emergency Voluntary Service) - a charity which sees bikers take crucial blood supplies between hospitals.

He died in November in a crash while out delivering blood on his motorbike.

Martin's son, also called Martin, now volunteers for Bloodrun and has just undertaken his first 48-hour on-call shift.

His dad - a school caretaker and a roofer's mate for the Thirteen housing association - rode as many as three nights a week as one of Bloodrun's 20 volunteers.

Martin jnr, 26, said: "It was around three weeks before the accident. He found out my uncle, his brother, makes badges for a living and he asked him to make some Bloodrun badges. …

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