EGGSCLUSIVE: Cancelled Wirral Egg Run is reprieved

EGGSCLUSIVE: Cancelled Wirral Egg Run is reprieved

EGGSCLUSIVE: Cancelled Wirral Egg Run is reprieved

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Wirral's world-famous fundraising Egg Run appears to have been saved after a last-minute cash donation by United Utilities.

Trustees of the Run told the Globe tonight that - "providing everything fall into place" - the event will go ahead as planned on Sunday, March 17.

In December, the organising committee announced "with great regret"  that the event planned for 2013 had been called off due to lack of support and sponsorship.

But now it seems the Run is back on.

A statement from head trustee David Radley said: "All involved would like to offer their thanks to United Utilities and the other donors and would also like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of both the committee and the trustees in their efforts over the past three months to ensure this year's run goes ahead.

"This is despite the best efforts of a small group of people who seemed determined on social media to scupper not only this year's run but the future of the charity."

"To avoid this issue in future years we would ask all participants this year to give generously bearing in mind we are, in the first place, a charity aimed at providing help for children across the region, it is important that the charity is well supported by the people enjoying it the most if we wish it to continue into the future."

The event began as "The Wirral Easter Egg Run" in April 1981.

It was a ride-out by Empress Motorcycle Club from New Brighton to Heswall’s Children Hospital.

About 20 bikes took part with every rider and pillion taking an Easter Egg to give to the children who were staying in hospital over the Easter period.

In 1982, the second Egg Run expanded with friends of the Empress MCC also joining, bringing the number of motorcycles to just over 50.

The run increased in size every year and in 1986 approximately 250 bikes, ranging from mopeds and scooters through to tourers and sports bikes, took part donating over 400 Easter eggs.

It has grown every year since, and last year's event attracted around 12,000 bikers raising many thousands of pounds for good causes.

 

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9:09pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Robin of Loxely says...

the organisers need to make sure there is enough money in the coffers for next years event to save this farce happening again.
As oganisers of this now historic event, they are entrusted with its future and not just to bask in its glory.
the organisers need to make sure there is enough money in the coffers for next years event to save this farce happening again. As oganisers of this now historic event, they are entrusted with its future and not just to bask in its glory. Robin of Loxely
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9:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Robin of Loxely says...

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11:08pm Sat 12 Jan 13

JADEE1 says...

it was allways going to run anyway ,!! its for children ,not give us a pat on the back ,sponsors,or councillors,!! any way were all ,,eggstatic,,we can look forward to this & every years egg run .
it was allways going to run anyway ,!! its for children ,not give us a pat on the back ,sponsors,or councillors,!! any way were all ,,eggstatic,,we can look forward to this & every years egg run . JADEE1
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11:11pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Rob Blahzil says...

I do the run every year, well, at least for the last six or seven years. I always put £10 in the box and also buy a badge. If only ther was some way to ask every bike for a £10 donation to take part in the event, then the whole thing would be well financed and raise a lot more money for the charities.
I do the run every year, well, at least for the last six or seven years. I always put £10 in the box and also buy a badge. If only ther was some way to ask every bike for a £10 donation to take part in the event, then the whole thing would be well financed and raise a lot more money for the charities. Rob Blahzil
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8:07am Mon 14 Jan 13

Andy_Wirral says...

They should put on a shin dig after the ride out to the hospital back at New Brighton. Stalls, Music, Bands, Food, guys out with buckets collecting etc all contributing to the charity and the bikers can get together afterwards. They have a similar thing at Eastham Ferry but a quite small and crowded affair and nothing for charity from what I've seen anyway. New Brighton would be much better as so much more space, and would raise more cash.
They should put on a shin dig after the ride out to the hospital back at New Brighton. Stalls, Music, Bands, Food, guys out with buckets collecting etc all contributing to the charity and the bikers can get together afterwards. They have a similar thing at Eastham Ferry but a quite small and crowded affair and nothing for charity from what I've seen anyway. New Brighton would be much better as so much more space, and would raise more cash. Andy_Wirral
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2:05pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Tautology says...

Andy_Wirral wrote:
They should put on a shin dig after the ride out to the hospital back at New Brighton. Stalls, Music, Bands, Food, guys out with buckets collecting etc all contributing to the charity and the bikers can get together afterwards. They have a similar thing at Eastham Ferry but a quite small and crowded affair and nothing for charity from what I've seen anyway. New Brighton would be much better as so much more space, and would raise more cash.
Would go along with what you say.
The hospice doesn't get too involved with the turn up of the bikes, maybe there's a reason for that? I don't know.
I think your suggestion of a round trip back to New Brighton or better still: Start from the Hospice, with maybe some of the children who feel up to it, travelling at the front on trikes, to New Brighton.
For those doing the run this year, in addition to the Tap, The Swinging Arm in Birkenhead puts on a good bash and it also continues with the charity theme!

Ride Safe!
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Wirral[/bold] wrote: They should put on a shin dig after the ride out to the hospital back at New Brighton. Stalls, Music, Bands, Food, guys out with buckets collecting etc all contributing to the charity and the bikers can get together afterwards. They have a similar thing at Eastham Ferry but a quite small and crowded affair and nothing for charity from what I've seen anyway. New Brighton would be much better as so much more space, and would raise more cash.[/p][/quote]Would go along with what you say. The hospice doesn't get too involved with the turn up of the bikes, maybe there's a reason for that? I don't know. I think your suggestion of a round trip back to New Brighton or better still: Start from the Hospice, with maybe some of the children who feel up to it, travelling at the front on trikes, to New Brighton. For those doing the run this year, in addition to the Tap, The Swinging Arm in Birkenhead puts on a good bash and it also continues with the charity theme! Ride Safe! Tautology
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