Bikers bring smiles to NE kids in annual run

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A group of North East motorcyclists have for the third year running been out delivering Easter joy to the children’s homes of Aberdeenshire.

On Easter Sunday the squad of bikers set of from Fraserburgh as the made their way to Peterhead via Inverurie.

Along their way they visited Abbeyfield Lodge and Scalloway Park homes in Fraserburgh, Keil Hill home near King Edward, Coble Haugh home in Port Elphistone and Fernbank home in Peterhead.

The bikers dropped of Easter Egg’s to each child and stayed so that they could see the bikes and speak to the riders.

Alan Minty, who has organised the last three events, says it’s about making the children happy and giving them something they might otherwise not get.

“The group has grown significantly over the past three years” he said.

“We started off with under 20 then in year two we had 25 and this year we have had over 50 members delivering the eggs.

“There are similar events held across the country and there used to be one in Aberdeen, which doesn’t run any ore after it grew to big and encountered some problems but there was never one in the Shire.

“It takes a lot of management but all the bikers did really well this year and remembered that, although it is fun for us to get out in the countryside with the bikes ,first and foremost it is about the kids.

“We also made cash donations to any of the homes which would accept them to be put towards outings for the residents of the homes or any facilities or equipment they may need.

“It’s great to be able to give a gift to child who isnt in as fortunate a position as others and it is also good for us to show that not all bikers are as bad as they are sometimes portrayed.”

The group will run a similar event during the Christmas season where they will deliver gift vouchers to the home before next years Easter event.