Glasgow Children’s Hospital celebrates Easter in style

26 April 2019

Photograph: Xianzi  Chen

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity celebrated Easter Sunday in style with its 40th annual Easter Egg run.

For the past four decades the event has attracted bikers from across the city to offer support to youngsters.

The parade route crossed Broomielaw, then crossed the Squinty Bridge and headed for Govan Road to the hospital. The parade willwould pass through the front of the hospital and finally meet at the Royal Children’s Hospital parking lot.

Easter Run 2019 parade route

While there was no registration fee officially, those participating in the event were asked to donate £10 to help patients.

One volunteer, McLeod, said: ““This is my third year as a volunteer here. I think it’s really good to be able to help the hospital.

He added: “Everybody that rides pays £10, and we have over 1,000 bikers, so in the short run, bikers have been able to offer so much support to the hospital.”

Another volunteer, Smith, said: “This is a good time of the year for riding a motorcycle and we can also donate money to charity.”

Photograph: Xianzi Chen

168,000 young people rely on social support each year in Glasgow Children’s Hospital. The majority of the money to fund this comes from donations and community fundraising events such as the annual Easter Egg run.

The hospital can use donations to improve the quality of equipment and services.

Other events this year aimed at supporting the hospital include the upcoming 2019 Kiltwalk, which will take place in Glasgow this Sunday.

There will also be Kiltwalk’s in aid of the hospital in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh which will take place later in the year.

People who wish to donate can do so here.

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