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Bikers raise over £1000 for hospital charity

Gill (second left) and Nick in wheelchair hand over cash and toys to staff from the children's ward

Gill (second left) and Nick in wheelchair hand over cash and toys to staff from the children's ward

A GROUP of more than 150 bikers from all over Fife and beyond took part in a ride around the Kingdom to raise money for a hospital charity for children.

The event was organised by Fife Charity Motorcycle Runs, which holds regular charity rides, and took place last weekend, raising over £1000 for the Fairy Box appeal at the children’s ward at Victoria Hospital.

The charity provides gifts for youngsters who are forced to spend time in hospital and, as well as the cash, the bikers also donated dozens of soft toys to the ward.

Bikers came from all over Scotland to participate in the run, and clubs represented included Cupar and District, Fife Kustom Klub, Tribe 21, West Fife Bikers, East Fife Bikers and many individuals who just love to ride their bikes.

The ride started out at Leven promenade, stopping off at St.Andrews, Newburgh, Kinross and finishing at Victoria Hospital where a presentation was made by Gill Johnston and Nick Diatchenko who organise around four bike rides each year to raise money for charity.

Each of the bikers paid £5 to take part and brought along a toy for Fairy Box.

Lana Clacher, paediatrics clinical co-ordinator, said: “We’re very grateful for this generous donation which will benefit our young patients. On behalf of the Children’s Ward I’d like to thank all those involved who took part and supported this event.”

 

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