Bikers and firefighters come together for 'egg-celent' cause

21/04/2017

‚ÄčThe run-up to Easter got off to a roaring start earlier this month as bikers took part in the 37th Nottinghamshire Easter Egg Run on Sunday 9 April, to help disadvantaged children.

After riding up the A60 from Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground to Mansfield Fire Station, bikers donated Easter eggs, which were then distributed by firefighters to Surestart centres, children's homes and children with special needs and those living with foster parents.

This was the eleventh consecutive year that NFRS has hosted the event - which also saw bikers have the chance to learn about road safety and enjoy trade stands, as well as refreshments provided by Pulp Friction, upon arrival at Mansfield Fire Station on Rosemary Street.

Previous years have seen over 1,000 bikers take part, and between them, they have managed to bring a smile to the faces of children across Nottinghamshire who benefit from their generosity and kindness.

Watch Manager Tim Marston, who co-ordinated the day, said: "We were pleased and proud to once again host what has become an important date in the annual motorcycling calendar, and what often signals the first 'ride-out' of the season for many.

"As well as providing a much-needed boost to some of our county's disadvantaged children, the Egg Run aims to promote safer motorbike riding in Nottinghamshire, and our firefighters were on hand to offer practical advice to help to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties in the county.

"It was great to see as many people as possible coming along to support an event for such a worthy cause."

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