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Easter egg bikers in appeal for donations

The bikers and then Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk outside the Seaview pub in Skegness shortly before setting off on their journey in 2012. Photo by John Crossland.

The bikers and then Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk outside the Seaview pub in Skegness shortly before setting off on their journey in 2012. Photo by John Crossland.

A last minute plea has been made to any kind-hearted people in the community willing to donate cuddly toys or Easter eggs to be taken as gifts for poorly children.

Each year, a group of bikers and local businesses rally together to collect the special gifts for the young people staying at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital over the holiday.

“Any donations would be great - we collect them over the weeks running up to the run and any more gifts would be fantastic,” said Nicky Blanchard, for the cause.

The Annual Easter Egg Run will take place on Sunday, March 24 from Seaview Pub, Skegness, meeting at 9.30am and leaving at 11am for the children’s ward at Pilgrim.

“We are happy to receive and collect quality, clean cuddly toys for the children that can’t have chocolate,” added Nicky.

“Some of the riders go up to the ward to present the gifts to the nurses and meet those children who aren’t as poorly as others, It really makes their day,” added Nicky.

Last year’s event saw more than 50 bikers from Skegness and the wider Lincolnshire area delivering a special package of Easter eggs and gifts to the patients.

Speaking at the time, biker Dell Hattersley said: “If the kids are in hospital over Easter they can be really sad and depressed but this gives them a little spark of joy.”

The bikers have been making the annual trip for more than a decade with all the gifts and the Seaview pub where everyone meets, also often provides breakfast for the charitable group.

To make any donations, contact the Seaview Pub on 01754 63085 or email rob.horton2010@yahoo.co.uk

 

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