Biker Rally marks 70th birthday of NHS
Bikers delivered biscuits and other goodies to staff on the front line of the county’s NHS service on Sunday.
The NHS 70th Birthday Biker Rally saw about 25 bikers tour the county on Sunday, visiting hospitals and meeting staff.
Goodies were taken to Grantham, where the rally started, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness and Boston Pilgrim hospitals.
Sarah Stock, of Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire, which organised the rally, said: “There were lots of positive comments from work colleagues at Grantham Hospital and the biscuits have filtered through to other wards and departments. All of the deliveries to the hospitals were met with appreciation from staff and we are pleased to know the community of Lincolnshire is thinking of them on the 70th anniversary of our NHS and we thanked them for everything they are doing and continue to do, especially during such challenging and uncertain times.”
The Mayors of Grantham, Louth, Skegness and Boston attended and helped to hand the biscuits over to staff. Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness donned helmet and leathers and rode pillion from Skegness to Boston with the bikers.
Sarah added: “Our thanks go to all of the bikers and members of the public who attended on the day and made this 100 miles trip around our beautiful county on our rural roads another day to remember. We will be doing it again next year and I hope to be back on a bike by then and joining the ride. We raised funds for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance on the way and will keep everyone posted on the amount raised.”
If people wish to donate, they can still do so on line at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-stock3. There will be a fund-raising bucket available for loose change at the NHS Belated Birthday Bonanza Family Fun Day at St Peter’s Hill in Grantham this Saturday (July 14) from 10am to 3pm.