Ancestors Toy Run – 2013

toyrun2013smallThe annual Toy Run from the Ancestors MCC at the weekend was an excellent fund raising event from the club.

The annual event now it its twenty-umtenth year raises funds for the Children’s Ward at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.

The run followed its now traditional route from Ballygowan – Lisburn – Belfast to the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald with plenty of riders in festive mood in various costumes a multitude of Santas, at least one Snowman and bikes adored with tinsel and a few reindeer antlers, not real ones of course!.

It was quite a sight as the run marshalled by the club and police motorcycles passed by the Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall, it seemed like thousands of shoppers lined the street to watch the spectacle of over 300 riders pass through.

The usual spread of soup and food was waiting at the hospital and was most welcomed, even if there was not that real chill in the air for this time of year.

At the moment around £2200 was raised – along with toys and vouchers – fantastic!

Comments on The Run

toyrun2013snowmansmallFrom over on the Ancestors MCC Facebook page:

“Thank you soo much to all who came on toy run we are so grateful for your support for the hospital and once again the bikers smashed it and the donations were incredible !

We hope to have the dvd’s for the individual beds with them ASAP and the kids no doubt will be delighted , again guys our sincere thanks we hope you all enjoyed the day.”

“Was a brilliant day,for a great cause,thanks to all involved..”

“Thanx for a fantastic day out really well organised as always roll on next year”

“Thanks for a great ride out today. Well done to the organisers – and to the ladies who provided the tea and soup! How many riders were there?”

“Not sure of the actual number, but I do know there was over 300.”

“Well done to all at the Ancestors for yet another brilliant toy run and to everyone who turned up to support them and help to raise a fantastic amount for a great cause. Good show everybody!!!”

“Thankyou all once again u amazed us with Ur generosity each year !

The children and young people in The Children’s Unit will have so much fun and enjoyment from the gifts and equipment provided by you all ,bless yaz :-)))”

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