Children being cared for on the Disney Ward at Scunthorpe hospital are to receive a bumper load of goodies, thanks to the Scunny Bikers’ annual festive run.
Motorbikes of all shapes and sizes will be roaring on to the hospital site on Sunday 11 December to donate toys for the kids.
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust’s 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 11am and will leave at 12.30pm, travelling to Gunness and Burringham before arriving at the Church Lane entrance of the hospital between 12.45pm and 1pm.
Gavin Stubbs, event organiser, said: “There will be around 50 to 60 of us taking part this year. 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.”
Can-Pack UK in Scunthorpe has also donated £700 towards decorating a room on Disney Ward for Christmas and £300 for toys.
Vikki McAlpline, Disney’s Ward Manager, 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.”
Laura Gooderham, Scunthorpe Community Champion for HTF, 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. Thank you also to Can-Pack for their donation and contribution – we appreciate their support.”