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Scooter crew deliver hundreds of Christmas selection boxes to Royal Preston Hospital

Posted on - 10th December, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Campaigns, Charities, Christmas, City Centre, Fulwood, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Transport
Scooters arriving at Royal Preston Hospital. Pic: Ruth Hornby Photography

Members of scooter clubs across Preston delivered hundreds of selection boxes, toys and books to young patients at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals on Sunday 3 December.

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The bad weather didn’t stop organiser of the run, Norman Hunter and other members coming together to take part in the annual tradition.

The ride started at Yew Tree in Walton Le Dale, which opened early to fuel those taking part. Then the riders travelled through Bamber Bridge, Preston City Centre and up Garstang Road to Royal Preston Hospital.

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Despite the ice and snow, those taking part managed to drive the route safely, whilst delivering some Christmas cheer to patients with the help of the hospital staff who ensured everything ran smoothly. Some riders even wore Santa hats and decorated their bikes with tinsel.

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Riders decorated their bikes. Pic: Ruth Hornby Photography

Bamber Bridge Scooter Club member and organiser of the event, Norman said: “We’ve been doing this for many years now, and I’m always blown away with how well it’s supported by scooter clubs and solo riders from all over Lancashire. 

“It’s amazing that people also get their workmates involved, and some workplaces give us lots of boxes. Seeing the hundreds of selection boxes and other gifts stacked up at the hospital always looks fantastic. 

“It’s great to know we’re doing our bit to put a smile on a poorly child’s face at Christmas time. It’s also good to get the scooters out and have one last ride before the Christmas party season kicks in!”

He also sent his thanks to everyone involved including all the scooter riders, those that donated something, the hospital staff and the staff at Yew Tree who host the event every year.

Some even dressed up. Pic: Ruth Hornby Photography
Pic: Ruth Hornby Photography

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