Volunteers Week - Meet The Team

by Neil McCall

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Volunteers Week - Meet The Team

As part of Volunteers Week, we’d like you to get to know some of our team.

A few weeks ago our members were sent a few questions so that you could all get to know them better.

First up is Fylde rider Mick.

Name – Mick Steel

Nickname - Mick


Member since – April 2013

Full time employment – Yes, Engineering Manager with BAE Systems

I joined blood bikes because….I like nurses! OK, I enjoy the ‘feel good factor’ in doing something charitable

When not volunteering for blood bikes, I like to spend my spare time…Drinking beer or walking the dog (not at the same time)

Favourite food – Curry

Least Favourite food – Smelly fish

Favourite movie – Heartbreak Ridge or Wild Hogs.

Favourite music – 1960’s era, Elvis etc.

Most memorable moment as a member of blood bikes – Delivering breast milk to BVH neo-natal unit (I got a lump in my throat!)

What makes you proud – Doing ‘the right thing’ and asking myself ‘would my Dad have been proud of what I have just done?’

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be – To look like George Clooney…but taller!

If your partner could change anything about you, what would it be – Me! Probably stop my snoring…..

If you could change something about your partner what would it be – not a lot (she’s a good un)

Favourite quote – Don’t eat yellow snow! or There’s only one thing worse than being wrong, and that’s being right too early!

What are your pet hates – I like all pets! OK, Egotistical or selfish people

What 3 words describe you the best – Happy, Optimistic and Fat.

You are marooned on a desert island. You can only have 5 things, what would they be:

  1. Drinking water
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Angelina Jolie
  5. Jennifer Aniston (in case Ange is busy doing the washing)

You are hosting a dinner party. You can invite 3 people, who would you invite and why?

  1. Boris Johnson
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Vlad Putin Why? just imagine the banter! This is obviously assuming that I’m not entertaining Angelina and Jennifer on my desert island!

When I was 5, I wanted to be a…Chef

Who is your inspiration – my Dad (RIP)

Marmite. Love it or hate it – Love it

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A crocodile – when I died I would actually find out what a women keeps in her handbag!

Anything else you would like to add – Yes, if we have jam made from strawberries and call it strawberry jam, and jam made from raspberries is called raspberry jam, why do we call jam made from oranges marmalade?

Many thanks Mick. There will be more Meet the Team answers throughout the week

If you would like to volunteer for North West Blood Bikes, please follow the Volunteer link at the top of the page. We’re not just riders but also non riders can get involved too.

For more information on Volunteers Week visit http://volunteersweek.org/

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