An eye-catching convoy of bikers have brought festive greetings to Bluebell Wood.
Over 60 kind-hearted motorcyclists came bearing a stack of toys for children at the hospice, and raised £646 on their way.
Santa’s Little Bikers Motorcycle Toy Run saw the brilliant bikers leave Sheffield Motorcycle Centre one Sunday and make their way along the Parkway, pipping their horns all the way.
When they arrived, staff were waiting to greet them with hot drinks and mince pies. The motorcyclists then helped to make many Bluebell Wood children’s Christmases by handing over a pile of toys chosen from Bluebell Wood’s Amazon wish list. They also brought £646 they had raised through bucket collections and a Justgiving page.
One of the organisers, Richard Gilliver, said: “Having two young children of my own, I can only imagine what families with children with life-shortening conditions must go through. Bluebell Wood provides such a vital service for these children and their families that we felt compelled to do our bit. Bluebell Wood has been absolutely amazing in their support of our fundraising efforts, so I’m sure we will be getting back on our bikes to do it all again next year, hopefully even bigger and better.”
Gail Parkin, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “The spectacular sight of 60 bikers pulling up in our car park was all the idea of Richard Gilliver, Lise Jackson and their friends from SMC. It really put smiles on our families’ faces. All year round, but especially in the run up to Christmas, every piece of kindness like this can make a difference to families facing the toughest of times. We cannot thank them enough for the amazing range of gifts and the donation. This is one early Christmas present we’ll all remember for a long time.”