SCORES of big-hearted bikers have announced the date of an annual rally to collect chocolate treats and bring a smile to the faces of sick children during Easter.
The Suicide Frogs Motorcycle Club revealed that its yearly Easter egg cruise will take place at 1.30pm on Sunday, March 31 with the group converging outside Burton’s town hall before staging a mass ride-out an hour later.
Each biker is asked to bring an Easter egg or a small toy on the 15-mile ride through the scenic Staffordshire countryside before finishing the event at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, in Belvedere Road.
Riders will then hand the bundles of toys and chocolate treats to youngsters who were hospital-bound over the Easter break.
A spokesman for the group said: “The Suicide Frogs Motorcycle Club is holding its annual Easter Egg Run through Burton and surrounding areas on Sunday, March 31
“We will be donating Easter eggs primarily to the children’s ward and we are hoping to include the acute frailty ward, emergency assessment unit and ward 44.
“We would like to thank Mrs Paige and Mrs Bunting, of Horninglow, and Jaz, from Park Lane Stores, in Tutbury, for their continued support and their donations of Easter eggs.”
After the event, refreshments will be available at the Royal Oak, in Horninglow Road, with a rock disco evening starting at 7pm.
The event has now been going for more than 10 years and attracts bikers from all areas, including Derby, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent.
Last year around 70 people took part.
More information on the Suicide Frogs Motorcycle Club is available by telephoning president Deano Cobley on 01283 533363 or vice president David Burrows on 07976 051 869 or by visiting the club website at www.suicidefrogsmcc.com
Anyone who would like to donate an Easter egg can register their interest by emailing email@example.com