Santa Bikers Visit Derby and Burton Childrens Wards
As you may have seen over the past few years we have been out and about around the festive season with our Santa Bikers, visiting me&dee families in the area the charity covers. Although these ride outs were very successful and certainly made an impact the 2023 Santa Bike run was going to be different.
Worry not, Christmas 2023 saw our me&dee families visiting Santa at various locations with added bonuses of some yummy food and adventures thrown in, all part of our new continuing care programme.
Santa Bike 2023 brought us a new challenge, linked to our new partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. We wanted to bring the excitement and fantastic visual impact to those who may not be able to enjoy Christmas at home.
Working with Kirsty at Queens Hospital in Burton and Kate at the Royal in Derby a plan was devised to visit the childrens wards at both hospitals. Wow! It took some planning and with the help, yet again, of Kelly and Garry of Santa Bikers it was time to appeal to the biking community, who would like to take part in our first ever me&dee hospital ride out?
Meanwhile at me&dee HQ, it was all go to get all the presents that were donated together and wrapped, for a short while Santa’s grotto was based in South Derbyshire! It’s fair to say that without the generosity of our followers and volunteers we couldn’t do this and it is very much appreciated.
Never knowing how many bikers are going to turn up, it’s always a surprise to see the car park full at The Grove in Stapenhill, people giving up their time and money to support us.