Thanks for the eggs!
Over 1,000 people took part in this year’s Nottinghamshire Motorcycle Charity Easter Egg Run which was hosted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service last Sunday (1 April).
The convoy of more than 700 bikes rode in glorious sunshine from The Forest recreation ground in Nottingham to Mansfield Fire Station, where participants donated a total of 2,120 Easter eggs – 400 more than last year! They also generously gave £1,081.13 in donations and by supporting a raffle.
Volunteers from NFRS have this week delivered all of the Easter eggs to disadvantaged children and those with additional needs across the county, while £800 of the money raised will send a terminally ill child to Lapland this Christmas through Nottingham-based charity ‘When you Wish upon a Star’.
Joint organiser Dave Storey said: “A big thank you goes to everyone who was involved, either as one of the many bikers and pillion riders, or as a volunteer on the day. The generosity of the motor biking community in Nottinghamshire and beyond never ceases to amaze us, and we are eternally grateful to those who continue to support the Run year after year.
“I know that the Easter eggs they donate bring a smile to the faces of a great number of disadvantaged children across the county, and this is very much appreciated - not to mention the superb amount of money they have donated to help make one child’s wish come true with a trip to Lapland later this year.”
The date for next year’s Easter Egg Run has already been set for Sunday 24 March.