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Santas on motorbikes to take to the streets in annual Southwell Toy Run

Santas riding motorbikes will be taking to the streets as part of an annual charity drive.

The annual Southwell Toy Run takes place on Sunday and all are invited to go along and make a donation to bring joy to less fortunate children in the area.

Now in its tenth year, the Salvation Army Toy Run has grown from small beginnings.

LAST year's toy run. (22683181)
LAST year's toy run. (22683181)

It now attracts more than 100 motorcycle and scooter riders for the annual event.

Presents are donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal.

The church’s volunteers sort and wrap them to pass on to children and families in need, after consulting with social services and Barnardo’s and similar groups trying to help.

Participants are asked to meet in the market place from 10am ready for an 11am departure.

People can take along new toys for the appeal.

The procession begins in Church Street, Southwell, and goes through Upton and Kelham before heading through Newark and along London Road, arriving in the Salvation Army’s base on Mead Way in Balderton.

All the vehicles and their riders will be wearing fancy dress.

Spokesman John F. Judson said: “I encourage any member of the public, even those who haven’t got motorised two wheels, to bring along a gift on the morning of the run.

“Those taking part will be more than happy to take these extra gifts along.

“Last year we filled a car and a yellow Reliant three-wheeler with your donations.

“So come and have a look, bring the kids, or give us a wave en route.”


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