Easter Egg Run
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Widows Sons Northumberland Chapter Easter Egg Run

A report by Chapter President, W. Bro Peter Younger

At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday 31st March, the clouds parted and the sun dried the roads, just in time for the first Easter egg run for the Northumberland Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association.

Our first stop was the Wellford Centre in Gosforth, a day centre for people young and old with varying levels of ability. The bikes roared in, and the staff at the centre led out the children, the smiles on their faces could not hide the excitement, especially when they realised the special two wheeled visitors came “armed with eggs”.

We stayed at the centre for an hour, and with the assistance for the day centre helpers, were able to lift some of the pupils out of their wheelchairs, sat them on the bikes, and started the engines, which lit up the faces of the pupil and helper alike. We left having given all the pupils an Easter egg, and a donation of £150 to put towards equipment and trips out.

In the Afternoon, we visited the Percy Hedley Foundation, a very well established charity and school in Newcastle, the school we visited dealt mainly with children who have a hearing impairment, as well as children with cerebral palsy. We gave all of the kids an Easter egg, 200 cream eggs for an Easter egg hunt to be run in the grounds of the school, and a donation of two special lights to be used in a sensory stimulation room for the children.

The kids loved the bikes, and as a large number of them are deaf, the opportunity to feel the vibration of the bikes, made them all very excited, as they sat aboard shiny Harley Davidsons reviving the engines.

It was a perfect day!


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