Santa, scooter riders and bikers revved up to bring happiness to poorly children in King's Mill Hospital
Santa will be revving up his sleigh while scooter riders and bikers will get their motors running to bring parcels of happiness to poorly children in a Sutton hospital.
The big-hearted members of the Sutton Scooter Club have again organised its Christmas Prezzies for the Mill event on Sunday, December 19.
Supported by the bike and scooter community, the East Midlands Scooter Alliance, local residents and businesses, the annual rally sees scores of scooterists and motorcyclists come together to create the colourful spectacle.
Many of the riders wear festive fancy dress, with everything from Santa hats, to elf outfits and reindeer suits, on brightly decorated scooters and motorbikes, to deliver Christmas presents to the children at Kings Mill Hospital.
Robert Wilkins, aged 47, who runs Sutton Scooter Club, is encouraging people to join them and asking people to bring along a wrapped or unwrapped Christmas present to be donated.
He said “We will be meeting at the Travellers Rest, Huthwaite Road, Sutton, at noon, and leaving at 1pm, so we should arrive at Kings Mill at 1.30pm.
“It is great fun, and it is quite a sight to see. Last time we did it, before Covid in 2019, there was about 30-50 of us riding along the road.
“The public absolutely love it, everyone comes out on to the street to wave and motorists hoot their horns.
“We are asking people to get dressed up and join us, and bring a present, it can be anything, like a selection box or a toy, just something that will bring a bit of cheer to the children in hospital over Christmas.”
On the Sutton Scooter Club Facebook page, Robert posted: “Under a week to go and things are getting there slowly. Santa and sleigh is all sorted and the presents are growing by the day.
“On top of this, all riders on scooters or bikes will receive a nice hot cuppa and donut from Krispy Kreme, to keep you going on a nice winter’s day.
“Roll on Sunday. Christmas outfits at the ready!”
Club members will also be delivering some presents to children at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by car, on Monday, December 20.