Bikers bring Christmas cheer to children at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

Children on the Rainbow Ward, at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, had an early Christmas present following a toy run by up to 20 motorcyclists.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

They had set out from the Little Chef at Barton Mills on the Fiveways roundabout a noon, on Saturday, with some in fancy dress as Father Christmas, a reindeer, a snowman and elves.

The bikers had come armed with presents and from all over the region including those from as far away as St Ives, in Cambridge, and more locally from Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Beck Row and Mildenhall.

It was the 14th year of the toy ride and organiser Barbara Craig said: “It was a good run and we want to say a thank you to all who braved the cold and who donated pressies. And thanks also to 363 Littleport Bike Club who helped with the road marshalling and everyone who dressed up to make it that more magical and fun.

“The children on the ward were happy to see us and enjoyed what we brought.”

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant


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The next run in the calendar is the Easter Egg Run, held on Easter Sunday.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

Bikers leave for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers leave for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills.

Bikers line up for the annual toy run to the West Suffolk Hospital from Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

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