Roller girls give blood to help save more lives

Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls
Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls

A Lincolnshire roller derby team – with members from the Sleaford area – have donated 12 pints of blood to help save more lives.

Lincolnshire Bomber Roller Girls got involved with NHS Blood and Transplant’s Missing Type campaign, which urged people to give blood due to a national shortage.

The Bombers grouped together to ensure a staggering 12 pints of blood was donated. That is 6.8 litres or the 
equivalent of more than three pop bottles filled to the top.

Heading to local session points, including Ruston Sports Centre in North 
Hykeham, Lincoln Showroom and Bracebridge Village Hall, a dozen members of the team rolled up their sleeves for the cause.

The Bombers have also shown their support to the #MissingType Campaign by erasing the ‘o’, ‘a’ and ‘b’ from their official logo and promoting it across social media.

Christy Robinson, captain of the Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls, said: “The Lincolnshire Bombers are proud to support such a vital cause.

“We pride ourselves in being strong women and 
influential role models in the wider community.

“We’d also like to thank the nurses from each session; they looked after our players so well and work for an extremely good cause.”

She added: “It was great to be a small part of a national campaign.”