Dacorum Motorcycle Riders deliver gifts to hospital staff

Did you see the riders in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday?

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:20 pm
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders delivered gifts to hospital staff on Saturday

A group of motorcycle riders from Dacorum dressed as bunnies and delivered gifts to the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust's hospitals for the Raise a Rainbow campaign on Saturday, May 1.

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders, who organise meet-ups and ride-outs in Hertfordshire and across the country, wanted to give something back to the hospital staff who have been working on the frontline throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The riders met at Monks Inn to collect the gifts before delivering them to the Trust's charity, Raise, at Watford General Hospital.

Raise receiving the gifts from the group at the 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.

Jon Andrews, from Dacorum Motorcycle Riders, said: "The bunnies on bikes ride could not have gone any better and the amount of gifts we collected was amazing - we had two cars full of presents - and thanks to to Teresa Gurney from Dacorum Motorcycle Riders for putting the word out there and getting them to drop off point.

"We would also like to thank Clint Whitaker and his staff at Monks Inn for laying on food for us before we left and to Gavin for doing the route and dressing up as a bunny.

The group outside Monks Inn

"The staff at Raise were great too, we would like to thank Gabriel - who we meet in Watford hospital - and his team for coming out and unloading gifts.

"And I would like to thank everyone at Dacorum Motorcycle Riders for there support, we had about 25 riders come down on Saturday, I'm truly overwhelmed with their love on this day.

"I couldn't ask for a better group of bikers.

"I'm still buzzing how well it went, and we can't wait to do it again!

The riders dressed as bunnies and delivered gifts to the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust's hospitals for the Raise a Rainbow campaign

"We rode around Hemel Hempstead, and we had people tooting and waving at us."

Dacorum Motorcycle Riders outside Monks Inn
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders delivered the gifts to Watford General Hospital
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders wanted to give something back to the hospital staff who have been working on the frontline throughout the Covid-19 pandemic
Raise receiving the gifts
Some of the riders wore costumes to make the delivery
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
Raise receiving the gifts from the group at Watford General Hospital
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders outside Monks Inn
Delivering the gifts to the hospital's charity team
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders drove from Monks Inn to Watford General Hospital
Gavin dressed as a bunny
The group made the delivery on Saturday
Dacorum Motorcycle Riders made the delivery to Watford General Hospital on Saturday