Bikers join firefighters for egg-cellent cause

22/03/2018

It’s that time of year again where bikers and firefighters come together for an ‘egg-citing’ event that will see disadvantaged children across Nottinghamshire receive donations of Easter Eggs.

The Nottinghamshire Motorcycle Easter Egg Run will take place this Sunday (25 March), with biker’s egg-cellerating up the A60 towards Mansfield Fire Station from the Forest Recreation Ground, before firefighters distribute the eggs to Surestart centres, children’s homes and children with special needs, as well as those living with foster parents.

This year will mark the 38th Nottinghamshire Egg Run and the twelfth consecutive year that NFRS has hosted the event, which has in previous years seen over 1,000 bikers take part to bring smiles to the faces of children across Nottinghamshire who benefit from their generosity and kindness.

Upon arriving at Mansfield Fire Station, on Rosemary Street, bikers will have the chance to learn about road safety and enjoy trade stands, as well as refreshments.

Anyone wishing to take part should meet at The Forest Recreation Ground (Goose Fair site) at 9.30am for a 10am departure and bring an Easter egg, or eggs, to donate. Cash donations can also be made on the day, and these will go towards providing additional help for disadvantaged children in the county, such as days out.

Watch Manager Tim Marston, who is co-ordinating the day, said: “Last year we were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who took part, and I think I speak on behalf of everyone from NFRS when I say that we are proud to be once again hosting the event.

“In 2017, we were able to help lots of children across the county and we are hoping to be able to do the same this year, with what has become an important date in the biking calendar.

“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 will be on hand to offer practical advice to help to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties in the county.

“This is always a popular event, and it would be great to see as many people as possible coming along to support an event for such a worthy cause. This year we are also appealing for volunteers to come along and help us on the day, particularly with the bagging up of the Easter eggs before they are distributed out.”
All types of bikes are welcome at the event and maps will be distributed on the day. More information about the Easter Egg Run and details of the route can be found at www.eastereggrun.com.

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