Bikers bring children Christmas cheer
2:59pm Monday 17th December 2007 in News
Around 350 bikers took to the tarmac last Saturday in the annual Three Amigos toy run. Now in its sixth year, the run raises money and collects toys for Withybush's ward nine and the NCH children's charity.
Bikers gather gifts of money and toys in the eight weeks before the run. Relying on donations from local businesses and individuals, this year they collected over £4,000 in cash and delivered five, one tonne building bags full of toys.
This year's run saw bikers from as far as Queensferry in North Wales, Bristol and Cardiff join the locals to brave the biting cold and join in run. Attired in santa suits, reindeer antlers and as super heroes, some with toys as pillion passengers the cavalcade of bikes great and small made its way from Pembroke to Haverfordwest via Pembroke Dock, Neyland and Milford Haven.
They then gathered in Withybush Hospital to hand over their haul to representatives from the hospital and NCH.
"In general it was brilliant," said Brian Moseley one of the original Three Amigos. "We also had a cracking night with live music at the Alma."
The bikers raffled a mini moto and raised in the region of £1,000 from ticket sales alone.
"That's now in the bank," said Brian. "We will either use it to buy toys for next year or fund ward nine with things they need in the course of the year.
"We have already started to plan next year's event."
To see a video of the bike run log onto the video news part of this site later.
For more photos see next Week's Western Telegraph.