Bikers give children easier ride after ward toy donation

Playworker Tracey Cleminson, left, collects a bag of teddy bears and cuddly toys from Stuart 'H-Bomb' Harper, 2nd left, Joanna Chambers, and Ross 'Spida' Best, of The Demented Hamsters biker group from Pickering, who have been raising funds for Scarborough Hospital children's ward at an event at Cropton this weekend. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122064b 19/05/12
Playworker Tracey Cleminson, left, collects a bag of teddy bears and cuddly toys from Stuart 'H-Bomb' Harper, 2nd left, Joanna Chambers, and Ross 'Spida' Best, of The Demented Hamsters biker group from Pickering, who have been raising funds for Scarborough Hospital children's ward at an event at Cropton this weekend. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122064b 19/05/12

KIND-HEARTED bikers made a pit stop at Scarborough Hospital to drop off a special delivery of toys.

Members of the Demented Hamsters rally club, based in Pickering, donated sackfuls of teddy bears, games, puzzles and arts and crafts goodies.

They had been raising cash during a music festival at the New Inn, Cropton, which was attended by around 100 bikers.

Stuart Harper, one of the organisers, was keen to support Scarborough Hospital as his nephew, William, had been cared for in the children’s ward.

William, now 19 months, had problems with his lungs when he was born and became very poorly when he contracted swine flu.

Stuart said: “He fought through it and now he’s doing really well.

“The hospital staff were so supportive and we’re all very grateful for that.”

Mr Harper also thanked everyone who came to the festival and is hoping to plan another one.