Hospice toy run in Bideford will help fund Sam’s new wheelchair

Last year's CHSW bike run in Bideford. Picture: SARAH HOWELLS

Last year's CHSW bike run in Bideford. Picture: SARAH HOWELLS - Credit: Archant

Bikers are getting ready to take on the annual Christmas toy run to Little Bridge House on Sunday, November 29.

Sam Williams on Westward Ho! beach.

Sam Williams on Westward Ho! beach. - Credit: Archant

Generous bikers are once again getting ready to deliver gifts and festive cheer to Little Bridge House this month.

The organisers of Bideford Bike Show have rallied together to put on the toy run, to Children’s Hospice South West.

They are hoping to get as many bikers together as possible to put on a ‘show stopping’ event.

And all money raised from the minimum £1 entry donation will go towards the upkeep of a new wheelchair for a Beaford youngster.


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Sam Williams, 15, has cerebral palsy, and this year a fundraising appeal has reached £3583 to buy him a new fully supportive seating system to enable him to enjoy the region’s beaches.

His mum Esther said: “Bideford Bike Club had offered to donate any money raised from the upcoming santa run for Sam before we recently reached our target.

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“They have kindly agreed to continue to give any money donated to Sam’s fundraising account so we can repair the powered wheelbase extension on the chair as it has become seized.”

The toy run will meet at the King’s Arms on Sunday, November 29, Bideford Quay at 10am to leave at 10.30am, all are welcome to join in or watch.

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