Bikers deliver gifts to Marham for children

Santa motorbike run starting at Wisbech Tesco going to RAF Marham ANL-141215-215528009
Santa motorbike run starting at Wisbech Tesco going to RAF Marham ANL-141215-215528009
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Bikers from the Coastal Club got together on Sunday to deliver Christmas presents to the children of personnel from RAF Marham.

The ride covered a route from Peterborough and ended at the RAF base. It had been organised by Vicky Wilson, from Lynn, who was keen to provide a service for the children of servicemen and women at Marham who had been heavily involved in operations throughout the year.

Santa motorbike run starting at Wisbech Tesco going to RAF Marham ANL-141215-215516009

Santa motorbike run starting at Wisbech Tesco going to RAF Marham ANL-141215-215516009

She said: “It was a really good day and we had lots of support from our members. Some of our bikers have been in this situation, away from their families at Christmas time, so it was really great for us all to see the smiles on the kids’ faces.”

More than 60 bikers attended the event, led by a tricycle towing a trailer loaded with presents. Even Santa arrived by bike to hand out the gifts to the assembled children, many of whose parents were away and were not expected back until well into the New Year.

The presents were donated by the members of the Coastal Club and also by superstores Tesco and Asda.

The bikers were welcomed at Marham by Flight Lieutenant Gary Walker OC Community Support, who thanked the group for their generosity and kindness in supporting the families.

The Coastal Club organises a number of charity events throughout the year supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance, MAGPAS (Helimedix) and TBEX a charity that helps disabled motorcyclists to ride again.