Bikers are being encouraged to don a Santa suit and do their bit for the fourth annual Broom Farm Toy Run which takes place on Sunday 24 November, starting from Legoland Windsor at 12noon.
The toy run will be led by the Mayor, Cllr Andrew Jenner, whose car will lead the hundreds of bikers on the route from Legoland Windsor, through Windsor town centre, ending at Broom Farm, Windsor. The bikers deliver toys to the children at Broom Farm and there are fundraising activities on the day.
Now in its fourth year, organiser Stuart Hookway, community warden, is hoping this year’s event will be bigger and better and he is keen for local businesses to donate toys for the children. All proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion Riders charity.
Cllr Jenner said he was very happy to support the day and lead the bikers. He added: “I have seen coverage of previous toy runs and it makes a great sight. With more than 150 bikers expected to rev up for charity I am thrilled to be leading this year’s toy run. As a keen biker and previous member of the Harley Davidson Riders Club I am particularly keen to lead the way.
“I would encourage businesses to dig deep and help this worthy cause that brings a lot of happiness to the children at Broom Farm, especially to those who have a parent in active service.
“I would like to thank Legoland Windsor for once again providing their facilities for the start of the Toy Run.”
Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member with responsibility for community safety, said: “Once again a community warden has taken the initiative and organised a really worthwhile event that benefits residents.
“We have a thriving military community and it is fitting that we hold this event that not only helps local military families but also the larger military family. I do hope this year builds on the success of previous years. Last year’s Toy Run raised over £600 and I am confident we can beat that.”
Bikers interested in joining the Toy Run and businesses wishing to make a donation should call Stuart Hookway on 01628 685636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at the Broom Farm Toy Run Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/257433604292470/