Bikers bring Easter joy to poorly children thanks to donations

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A CHARITABLE donation of hundreds of chocolate eggs and cuddly toys brought early Easter happiness to poorly children at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital at the weekend.

Many generous businesses, local people and more helped to collect about 300 eggs and toys that were taken along in this year’s annual biker’s Easter egg run.

The bikers outside the Seaview bar in Skegness shortly before setting off on their journey. Photo by John Crossland.

The bikers outside the Seaview bar in Skegness shortly before setting off on their journey. Photo by John Crossland.

Biker Dell Hattersley, who has been doing the run for 15 years, said: “It was a great day and it went really well.

“It’s lovely to be able to give the poorly children the eggs but can be quite sad too because it isn’t nice to see children in hospital during Easter or at any time.”

Around 60 bikers and two trikes arrived at the Seaview pub on Sunday morning to enjoy a buffet, bacon rolls and hot and cold refreshments before setting off at 11am, firstly to head to Wainfleet to collect some more eggs and then to the final destination of Boston’s pilgrim Hospital.

“We want to say a big thank you to the Seaview who always support this event. They put a wonderful free buffet and drinks. They really did us proud and we are very grateful for their support,” added Dell.

Skegness Mayor Coun Steve Kirk also arrived at the Seaview to wish the bikers well and congratulated them on their charitable efforts.

Speaking after the event, he said: “It’s a great event and they all do a fantastic job. The Seaview help out with food and refreshments before which is really good of them and it makes for a nice day, knowing the community have come together to help the children at the hospital.”

Around 100 of the eggs collected were donated by Bon Marche in Lumley Road who asked their customers, family and friends to support the cause.

Yvonne Martin, assistant manager, said: “We would like to thank all the customers who donated the eggs. I think we managed to collect about 100 eggs in the end and we also got to go around the wards to give them to the children and also give toys to the little babies. It was the first time we’ve done it and we’ll definitely do it again.”