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Bikers bring Easter joy to patients in annual egg ride

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

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PATIENTS at Queen’s Hospital were given an Easter treat this weekend, when a Burton motorcycle club took them chocolate eggs in their annual egg run.

More than 60 members of the Suicide Frogs Motorcycle Club gathered in the town on Sunday before riding out to the hospital to donate the Easter eggs.

Members of the club then went around the wards handing out the eggs to children and other people who were receiving treatment in the hospital over the Easter weekend.

Slim Burrows, one of the riders who took part in the ride, said: “It was nice to see them smiling when they’ve got something nice, because there are quite a few people who are not well. That’s why they’re in hospital.”

The group, which is based at the Royal Oak in Horninglow, has been running the egg run for around 15 years, after starting it as part of a selection of charity endeavours.

The Suicide Frogs also do a lot for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Mr Burrows said: “It’s just a biker thing, and it puts us in a better light. We are given a bad reputation, but we’re just people who like a nice day out.

Most of the eggs were donated by the riders.

Many of them came from the Burton area, but others came from further afield, with riders travelling from Chesterfield and Stoke, among other locations.

The bikers set off from Burton Town Hall, in King Edward Place, before riding to the Belvedere Road hospital.

They went back to the Royal Oak, in Horninglow Road North, after the ride.

“Thank you to everybody for coming and thanks to the Royal Oak.

“People came from all over. It was a great day out,” Mr Burrows said.

The traditional ride took place on Easter Sunday.

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