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Scunny Bikers to deliver festive cheer to kids in hospital

Children being cared for on the Disney Ward at Scunthorpe hospital are to receive a bumper load of goodies thanks to the annual festive run organised by Scunny Bikers.

Motorbikes of all shapes and sizes will be roaring on to the hospital site on Sunday December 12 to donate toys for the kids. The event had to be cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions. This year, the bikers will be met by staff outside the hospital.

The hospital charity – the Health Tree Foundation (HTF) – will work with staff to make sure our young patients receive their gifts.

A convoy of motorcyclists will meet at The Old Farmhouse pub and restaurant on Doncaster Road at 12pm and will leave at 1pm, travelling to Gunness and Burringham before arriving at the Church Lane entrance of the hospital at around 1.30pm.

Gavin Stubbs, event organiser, said: “It is great to be back after we had to cancel last year’s event and this year’s Easter egg run. I want to say a big thank you to the local community for all the donations. Our members absolutely love putting a smile on the children’s’ faces. It is a wonderful way to kick-start our Christmas by donating to our local hospital.”

Disney ward manager, Vikki McAlpline, said: “We are truly grateful to Scunny Bikers for organising their Christmas toy run. The children’s faces light up when they see all of the fantastic gifts. It’s tough for children in hospital at any time of the year but it’s particularly hard at Christmas. This helps take their mind off what they’re going through.”

Clare Woodard, HTF charity manager, said: “It is fantastic that Scunny Bikers are able to provide some Christmas cheer to the children in hospital this year. This will make a huge difference to the children on the ward.”

Further information and details of the Christmas run can be found at: www.facebook.com/groups/scunnybikers

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