Egg-cellent turn out for poorly children
Over 140 motor bikers gathered together to go the extra mile to delivery Easter eggs to children at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
Scunny Bikers got together on Easter Monday at The Old Farmhouse Pub, on Doncaster road for their ninth egg run to kindly deliver Easter eggs and toys to the children on the Disney Ward.
Organised by Gavin Stubbs, the run involved collecting donations of chocolate treats and toys from local supermarkets, with Gavin saying that “this year was the most successful ever”.
Biker enthusiasts arrived in cracking spirit at Scunthorpe General Hospital at 12:20pm with a van full of Easter surprises and a cash donation of £308.90.
Some of the bikers were dressed in fancy dress with the best costume winning the Scunny Bikers pistol trophy.
Event Organizer Gavin Stubbs said: “I would like to personally thank Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Asda for allowing us to hold collection points in store, and for everyone in the community who kindly donated.
“The turn out today has been outstanding and we were able to fill a van full of Easter treats, which was kindly donated by Polly Pipe.
“It is great to be able to give something back to the community with the support of fellow bikers and the local people”.
Humberside Police greeted the bikers at Morrisons and kindly marshalled the roads so the bikers were all able to keep together.
Gavin added: “Thanks to all the bikers who joined us to help bring a smile to children’s faces at Easter.”
The children from the Disney ward were excited to see the bikers arrive at the hospital.
Disney ward staff nurse Hannah Corker said: “What a great turn out. We are grateful for the continued support which the Scunny bikers give to the ward.”
“The ward look forward to the bikers arriving at the hospital on special occasions, and appreciate the time and effort that goes into organising it all”.
Scunny Bikers look forward returning to the hospital at Christmas.
Hannah added: “It is great to see the children’s faces light up from the kind donations.”
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