Biking festive greetings to Bluebell Wood

By Gareth Dennison | 18/12/2017

Biking festive greetings to Bluebell Wood
From left: John Cartledge, Roy Walthor, Shaun Boldy, Beverley Boldy, Jared Boldy and Lynne Cartledge at Bluebell Wood with their bikes

AN EYE-catching convoy of motorbikes brought festive greetings to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

More than 60 bikers took a stack of toys to children at the North Anston charity — and handed over an extra £646 they had raised.

Santa’s Little Bikers Motorcycle Toy Run saw the group ride along the Parkway from the Sheffield Motorcycle Centre.

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 at the hospice, said: “The spectacular sight of 60 pulling up in our car park was all the idea of Richard Gilliver, Lise Jackson and their friends from the motorcycle centre.

“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.”

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