Bikers' Festive Bounty

Posted: 13-12-2016

A bunch of biking enthusiasts proved they had a soft heart by putting the wheels in motion to collect seven sacks full of Christmas presents for disadvantaged children in the town.

Members of the St Leger Chapter of the Harley Davidson Club, who have provided toys for the Children in Care (CIC) Service to distribute for the past four years, presented this year’s haul to Doncaster Children’s Services Trust at the weekend.

And, this year, they pulled an extra act of kindness out of their panniers by helping an eight-year-old boy to wrap up warm for winter.

Paula Jones, Social Work Assistant with the Trust’s CIC South Team, said: “The group are absolutely brilliant. They are so kind hearted.

“The club members buy the presents themselves and then the Trust distributes them to families we know will benefit from them.”

Gail Hartshorn, Contact Co-ordinator for the South Area, said that each year the club asked if the Trust had any special requests. “This year, for the first time, we did. We asked the club if they could provide a winter coat and hat for an eight-year-oldboy we are supporting, as his mum does not have access to funds.

“They not only did that but they took the mum shopping and let her choose clothing for her son, totalling £160.”

Members of the St Leger Chapter of the Harley Davidson Club hand over their sacks of presents to Paula Jones and Gail Hartshorn, from the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust south area team, outside the Civic Centre.

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