Bikers in special Easter delivery to children in the Conquest
An army of bikers turned into Easter bunnies for the day to deliver hundreds of Easter eggs to sick children at the Conquest Hospital on Sunday.
The Easter egg run was organised by Russ Green who is a rider with SERV Sussex - a voluntary organisation which provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex.
Russ joined 250 bikers to deliver Easter eggs to children at the Chestnut Tree House Hospice in West Sussex before he headed to Polegate then Bexhill Drill Hall, meeting up with 70 riders for the journey to the Conquest Hospital.
Led by SERV Sussex riders, a number of other biking groups took part, including Forces Bikers, the Pheasant Pluckers, South East Counties Bikers, Bexhill Bikers, the A259 Scooter Club, the Norsemen Motorcycle Club, Carly Darcy and riders from The Robin Hood at Icklesham and representatives from the Conquest A&E department.
Around 300 eggs were delivered to the Kipling Ward, including a generous donation from Jamie Bryant, manager of Tesco Express in Battle.
In fact there were so many eggs, a group of riders made an ad hoc visit to the Friston Ward at Eastbourne’s DGH.
Russ said: “It was nice to see the children’s faces and the mums were pleased as well.
“And I made sure the staff got eggs and the siblings of the patients too.”
Eggs were also delivered to the Conquest’s outpatient department for young visitors.
Russ thanked all those who took part. Find out more about SERV Sussex at www.servsussex.org.uk or donate, at www.localgiving.org/charity/SERVSussex