Cracking turn out to deliver an egg-cellent time to poorly children
The rain did not dampen the spirit of the Scunny Bikers who went the extra mile once again to deliver Easter eggs to poorly children at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
With enough Easter goodies to fill two vans, around 30 bikers gathered for their tenth Easter egg run to Scunthorpe General Hospital (SGH) on Easter Monday to spread some Easter joy to those who needed it most.
Some bikers donned Easter themed fancy dress outfits while others wore high-vis vests, which were kindly donated by Build Base in Scunthorpe.
The collection of Easter eggs was made up through a variety of means including: in store collections at local supermarkets and donations made by the community.
A spokesperson for Scunny Bikers said: “We would like to thank everyone who has ensured this event was a success. As always, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Asda have played a major part by having collection baskets out for store donations as well as donations from generous members of the public who donated eggs. Thank you to all the local businesses for putting up the posters beforehand.
“Despite this year’s run being a very soggy one, the turn out and support has been amazing. We were able to fill two vans full of Easter treats - with the vans being kindly supplied by Sean from SGKC Electrical and Ongo Caretaking driven by Steve, which were perfect for assisting with egg transportation.
“It is great to be able to give something back to the community with the support of fellow bikers and the local people.”
Poorly children from the Disney Ward at SGH were excited to see the bikers arrive at the hospital and receive their Easter goodies.
Disney ward deputy manager, Vikki Mcalpine, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you for all the efforts the Scunny bikers go to year on year to deliver such a wonderful time to the children here at the hospital.
“The ward look forward to the bikers arriving at the hospital on special occasions and appreciates the time and effort that goes into organising it all”.
For more information about upcoming events at the hospital, please contact The Health Tree Foundations community champion Hayley Thompson: 03033 305672 or email Hayley.firstname.lastname@example.org