Dacorum bikers plan to deliver gifts to hospital staff - here's how you can help

Raise is the charity dedicated to supporting staff and patient care across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City and Watford General hospital

Friday, 5th March 2021, 2:37 pm

A group of motorcycle riders from Dacorum will be delivering gifts to the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust's hospitals for the Raise a Rainbow campaign.

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders are planning to make the journey as 'Bunnies on Bikes' on May 1, from Monks Inn in Hemel Hempstead, to Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

Raise is the charity dedicated to supporting staff and patient care across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City and Watford General hospital. The charity's latest campaign Raise a Rainbow will help the charity work with the community in West Hertfordshire to provide some wellbeing support and spaces of sanctuary for hospital staff.

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders are planning to make the journey as 'Bunnies on Bikes' on May 1

The group of motorcycle riders will be working with Monks Inn, and people can drop off gifts to be delivered at the pub, in The Square, Marlowes.

At Christmas the group planned to deliver donated gifts to patients in hospital, but due to Government restrictions put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus they had to cancel the delivery. Instead, the hospital's charity team collected the donations for staff and patients.

Jon Andrews, from Dacorum Motorcycle Riders, said: "We are still going ahead with bunnies on bikes but a bit later then planned.

"The Dacorum Motorcycle Riders team - Shelly McClellan, Gavin King and myself - have talked about the date and think it's better if we do 'Bunnies on Bikes' on May 1.

"We will be supporting the charity's new campaign, Raise a Rainbow, which focuses on mental health with staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There will be a collection point at Monks Inn in town again.

"I want to raise awareness of what we are doing to support for Raise a Rainbow."