Bikers from Rugby rock out to help sick children and raise £1,200

Rugby bikers help children's charity.
Rugby bikers help children's charity.

Motorcyclists from Rugby have raised £1,200 to help children with life-limiting illnesses.

The Rugby Independent Bikers held a rock night and barbecue in support sick children in Bedfordshire .

It has been presented to South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust’s (SEPT) Bedfordshire’s Children’s Community Nursing Teams who care for them.

Organiser Barry Mace said: “I’m passionate about helping these children and their families and all the members of our biking group take great pleasure in seeing the smiles on the children’s faces.”

The money will be used to fund a day out for the children and their families.

The event took place in the rear garden of ST Thomas Cross public in Rugby and included two local rock bands, a DJ and a barbecue.

All gave their time free of charge and in between the music there was an auction of motorcycle clothing and accessories as well as a raffle to boost funds.

The bikers also do an annual Easter egg bike ride to Bedfordshire, donating a large quantity of chocolate eggs to the children and nurses.