Bikers from all over Scotland are being urged to go the “eggstra” mile this year for their annual Easter Egg Bike run to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill (RHSC).
Last year’s event was cancelled but big-hearted bikers are being called on once again to start the biking season at this event and bring some Easter Sunday smiles to the hospital’s young patients on April 4 2010 by making either Easter Egg or cash donations. The public can also donate online on the dedicated Egg Run website - www.justgiving.com/YorkhillsEasterEggRun.
The “call to action” was officially launched on Tuesday, March 16, at the RHSC with Rock Radio DJ Father Ted, the Scottish Rockettes and biker Joe Traynor with his trike colourfully decorated with flags.
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 is once again taking place.
She said: “We are delighted that the Yorkhill Easter Egg Run has been reinstated for 2010 and everyone at the hospital is 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 from all over Scotland who are treated within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”
And 96.3 Rock Radio presenter Father Ted 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 will be doing everything we can to raise awareness of the run and hopefully help make it the biggest and best yet.”
This year thousands of bikers, many in fancy dress, will begin gathering on Easter Sunday (April 4 2010) from 10am at BAE Systems on South Street. The colourful cavalcade will then begin to wind its way to the RHSC at 11am.
For more information please contact Abigail Stein at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation on 0141 201 6917 or [email protected]