KIND-HEARTED bikers and local businesses have rallied together to help provide poorly children with an egg-stra special Easter this year.
More than 50 bikers from Skegness and the wider Lincolnshire area will be delivering a special package of Easter eggs to children at Boston Pilgrim Hospital on April 1.
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.
“Most of us have got children of our own and so it’s nice if we can help them out.
“We don’t tend to donate them directly to the children because they can get quite frightened if a bunch of scary bikers turn up but the nurses can’t be thankful enough.”
Shops and pubs including Bonmarche on Lumley Road and the Woolpack in Wainfleet are urging their customers to donate eggs so that the bikers have plenty to collect and deliver to the children.
A spokesperson for Bonmarche said: “We would like to ask our customers to make this Easter egg-stra special by donating Easter eggs to the store by March 30 to help bring a little happiness to the children.”
Dell and his fellow bikers have been making the annual trip for more than a decade and have received much support from the local community helping the collect hundreds of the chocolate treats.
The Seaview Hotel, Skegness, provides breakfast for the charitable group and the Mayor of Boston greets them upon arrival to thank them for their efforts. Later in the year the bikers also donate dog food to local kennels.