Dacorum Motorcycle Riders hand over donated gifts to hospital's charity team

The group are planning a 'bunnies on bikes' ride at Easter to deliver Easter eggs to the hospital

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 3:48 pm

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders handed over the donated gifts to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust's charity, after the Christmas gift delivery ride was cancelled.

The group of motorcycle riders had been working with Monks Inn in Hemel Hempstead to collect gifts and deliver them to patients in hospital, but when Dacorum and Hertfordshire moved into Tier 3 they had to cancel the run - which had been planned for Saturday, December 19.

The Christmas gift delivery was part of the hospital's charity campaign, Raise A Smile, which was collecting donations for staff and patients. On Friday, the charity team collected the gifts that had been donated.

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders and staff from The Monks Inn handed over donated gifts to the hospital's charity team

Jon Andrews, from Dacorum Motorcycle Riders, said: "The charity Christmas gift run to the hospital had to be cancelled because of the latest restrictions, but we were still able to pass on the gifts that had been donated.

"I met route master Gavin King, the owner of Monks Inn, Clint Whitaker and Freya from Raise a Smile to have over the gifts for the patients in hospital at Christmas, there was about six full bags of gifts.

"We have come up with an Easter run, and we will be calling it bunnies on bikes and we will deliver Easter eggs to kids in hospital for Raise a Smile.

"We would like to thank Kirsty and Roxanne from the Monks Inn, they have been a great help, and thank you to everyone that donated gifts for the hospital."

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders handed over donated gifts to the hospital's charity team