Bikers ride out in support of local care home

A SCARBOROUGH respite care home for children has received a special post-Easter treat thanks to a group of bikers.

Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers raised £2,500 through the group’s annual Easter egg run – the Stephen Cowton Memorial Motorcycle Run – to Scarborough from the Bay Horse in Kilham.

More than 120 bikers from all over Britain turned up to take part in the event last week to raise funds for May Lodge in Cherry Tree Avenue, a respite care home for children with various illnesses and disabilities.

Spokesman Fran Cowton thanked everyone who supported the 15th annual run, adding: “We would also like to thank all businesses and bikers in and around the area and those who had already travelled long distance to be with us on the day coming from as far away as Scotland, Liverpool and Southern England for their continued support as it is greatly appreciated.

“To date we have raised £2,500 and a cheque will be presented to May Lodge shortly which is a great achievement in these difficult times.

“Everyone at May Lodge was overwhelmed on how many bikes and people had turned up and we were just glad we could help them in some way as they are in need of funds. So once again, thank you to everyone - your support is greatly appreciated.”