Rev it up for hospice funds

Bikers at the start of the fundraising event at Willingham Woods
Bikers at the start of the fundraising event at Willingham Woods

The St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice Annual Motorbike Run will take place this Sunday, September 6 – and organisers are calling on bikers from across the region to join them and help make this year’s run the biggest and best ever.

The run will set off from Willingham Woods, near Market Rasen, at 12 noon and make its way to the first stop-off point, The Viewpoint Café, opposite RAF Waddington, near Lincoln.

At 1.30pm, the run will continue to the Farmer’s Arms on the A46 near Nettleham, before setting off again at 2.30pm for its final destination the Royal Oak, (the Splash), at Little Cawthorpe, near Louth, where a barbecue and raffle will take place.

Riders can join the run at the start or at any of the stop-off points on the route and the organisers stress that all makes, models and engine sizes are welcome.

“This popular annual event has gone from strength to strength, with around 300-plus bikers taking part each year,” said event organiser Angela Greenfield.

“This will be the 15th Bike Run and it’s thanks to the support of bikers from Lincolnshire and beyond that the run has been such a success for such a long time.

“Participants will have a great day out and the opportunity to win some super raffle prizes, as well as having the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping local families.”

To date the bike runs have raised more than £40,000 for the hospice.

The entry fee is £5 per bike.

Further information can be obtained from Angela Greenfield on 01472 340908 (ext 265) or e-mail angela.greenfield@nhs.net.

St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice provides care for children and young adults, up to the age of 25 years, who have a life limiting illness; as importantly the Hospice also provides care and support for the patient’s family.

St Andrew’s is the only local children’s hospice and provides care for families from across the whole of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

All care is completely free to the families who need it, but keeping the Hospice open currently costs around £1.7 million per year, with only 3% coming from statutory funding.