Calling all bikers - can you help deliver Easter eggs to poorly children?

By Adele Forrest | 20/03/2018

Calling all bikers - can you help deliver Easter eggs to poorly children?
Keith Hopkins and wife Judith who are organising Rawmarsh and District Motorcycle Club's Easter Egg Run

MOTORCYCLISTS are needed to help deliver Easter eggs to poorly children and help keep up a 60-year tradition.

The Rawmarsh and District Motorcycle Club has been delivering chocolate eggs to Rotherham Hospital’s children’s ward on Easter Sunday for decades – but biker numbers are dwindling.

Keith Hopkins (72), of Rawmarsh, joined the motorcyclists' annual parade when he was 16 but has seen numbers decline over the years.

He said: “Because Sheffield Children’s Hospital get a motorcycle star to lead their Easter Sunday parade, many bikers are going over there and forgetting about Rotherham – but our children’s ward needs some support as well.

“We used to get about 35 bikers, now we get around six to ten.”

If you can join the parade or want to donate any treats the club will be meeting at The Queen’s pub in Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, at 10am, on April 1.

The bikers will leave at 10.30am and head to Rotherham Hospital via Parkgate.

“We just ride down as a group and the Easter eggs get taken in a car," said Keith.

“We then go in and deliver the eggs and the children get the chance to come outside and sit on the bikes, which they really enjoy.”

The sweet treats are also shared with the accident and emergency department.

For more information call Keith on 01709 523454.

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