Join the friends motorbike run for St Andrew’s Hospice funds

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The Louth Friends Annual Motorbike Run for the St Andrew’s Hospice starts at 12noon on Sunday September 1.

Organisers are sending out a plea to motorcyclists to help them raise much needed funds for the hospice which provides care for children and young adults.

The run set soff from Willingham Woods and heads towards the Durham Ox, Thimbleby. The bikes will leave Thimbleby at about 1.15pm and travel to the Welcome Inn, Skegness, setting off again around 2.15pm for the Royal Oak at Little Cawthorpe where there will be a barbecue, raffle with around £500 worth of prizes and the opportunity to bid on a pair of VIP Superbike Tickets.

Call Michael Lee on 01507 451100 or Angela Greenfield on 01472 350908 ext 265.

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.

Main organiser of the event, Michael Lee of The Louth Friends of St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice Group, said: “This will be the 12th Motorbike run and we are hoping that it will be well supported, and maybe even the biggest so far. It would be great if we could 500 bikes out there.

“St Andrew’s is the only local children’s hospice and provides special care for young people and invaluable support for their families and we are hoping that the biking community will rally and help us to raise vital funds. Participants will have a great day out and may even go home with a fabulous raffle prize.”

Entry to the run is £5 per bike, payable on the day.

Hospice fundraiser, Angela Greenfield, said: “We would like to thank Mr Lee and everyone else who has worked hard to ensure that this year’s motorbike run is a success, in particular we would like to thank Honda Racing in Louth for donating 2 VIP British Superbike tickets which will be auctioned on the day, to all of the “stop off” venues and to everyone who has donated raffle prizes and given their time to make this event happen.

“All care at the hospice is completely free of charge to the families who need it but it currently costs around £1.5 million per year to keep the Hospice open.

2Without the support of the people who organise such events and those who support them the lives of both the children and their families would be much more difficult. If you have a bike and can make some time to join us then would be delighted to see you.”