Bikers from all over Scotland roared up to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill (RHSC) on Sunday for the “Yorkhill Easter Egg Run”.
Last year’s event was cancelled because of police safety concerns over construction work at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. With a new approved route for 2010, the starting point is BAE Systems at South Street and at 11am, the colourful parade made its way directly to the RHSC..
Run organiser Garry Whiting said: “Everyone who had taken part in previous egg runs, either as riders or spectators, were desperately disappointed when the run was cancelled last year.
“The event is not only regarded as the unofficial start to the Scottish biking season, it is also responsible for boosting funding to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation by tens of thousands of pounds every year.”
Shona Cardle, Chief Executive of the Foundation, welcomed the news that the run once again took place.
She said: “We are delighted that the Yorkhill Easter Egg Run has been reinstated for 2010 and everyone at the hospital was looking forward to welcoming the bikers on Easter Sunday.
“Yorkhill Children’s Foundation relies on the generosity of the public at events like this to help us to provide all the ‘extra’ services and pieces of medical equipment for sick children and babies from all over Scotland who are treated within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”
And 96.3 Rock Radio Drivetime presenter Tom Russell added: “Rock Radio are so pleased to be lending our support to this year’s Easter Egg run. Our listeners were gutted when this event was cancelled last year and we know they will get behind it with a vengeance this year! It’s such a fantastic way of raising a lot of money for Yorkhill and at Rock Radio, we hope it will be the biggest and best yet.”
And anyone who wishes to make a financial donation can do so online at www.justgiving.com/YorkhillsEasterEggRun.
For more information contact Abigail Stein at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation on 0141 201 6917 or 07944 349 222 or by email on [email protected]c.scot.nhs.uk or NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429, email [email protected]