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‘Eggceptional’ help for children

Posted onPosted on 25th Mar

More than 700 bikers rode into Mansfield as part of an annual event to deliver Easter eggs to less fortunate children.

The Nottinghamshire Easter Egg Run, now in its 43rd year, saw 858 generous riders and their pillion passengers from across the county riding from Nottingham’s Forest Recreation Ground to Mansfield Fire Station on Rosemary Street.

On arrival at the station, the motorcyclists donated a total of 2,363 Easter eggs for disadvantaged children and those with additional needs across Nottinghamshire.

Refreshments were also on hand at the station, along with the chance for bikers and residents to have a tour around Mansfield Fire Museum.

Paul Horton, communications officer at the museum, said: “We always open the museum so bikers and members of the public can learn about the history of firefighting.

“It’s something we do to support the event and it’s nice for people to come and have a look around.”

The event, which is facilitated by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, relies on bikers from across the county who volunteer to take part each year.

Organiser Tim Marston said: “I’m under no illusion as to just how fantastic the biker community is in our region. Your support and generosity never fail, I’m truly humbled. You are all awesome.”

The thousands of eggs will be distributed to hospitals, Sure Start centres, children’s homes, to children with special needs, and those living with foster parents.