Wirral Egg Run: Very disappointed by R Peters' terrible letter

First published in Letters

I WRITE in complete disappointment that R Peters has emailed such a terrible letter.

The Wirral Egg run has been a huge success since 1981, and has grown bigger and bigger every year.

Each year it helps to change the lives of many children throughout Wirral.

Not only do the chocolate eggs bring a smile to a sick child, but the money raised is used to help purchase specialist equipment for babies and children in hospital.

I have family members who are in full support of this by actually doing the Egg Run and, as for myself, I work in the neo-natal unit at Arrowe Park Hospital where this is a very important day on the social calendar.

It is of huge benefit to the sick and premature babies that are treated there.

So I suggest to R Peters that you mark this momentous day on your social calendar and you re-arrange your plans for a little later that day or stay indoors.

How someone can actually be so selfish and insensitive is beyond belief!

I would appreciate this being published as it is of huge importance that we get as much support as possible.

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9:44pm Tue 29 Jan 13

pooboy says...

i have just seen this is to come back and I am VERY disappointed...
i have stated before on here if people want to go and show off their bikes,then CLEAR off to a bike rally..do not use the excuse and giving a sick child a £5 easter egg a free for all for all bikers to stop traffic and cause disruption...i could not care less if its only once a year..its once a year too many!!!
also it pollutes the environment!
donate online and make a difference in that way so it goes on a machine rather than giving them an unhealthy fattening egg....
i hasten to add I am not the writer of this letter above and many of my friends agree with me,just cannot be bothered to waste time on here commenting....if you are not interested in motorbikes(which most people are not) it is a pain in the ****.
United utilities should realise the average joe is NOT in favour of this jolly day out for the bikers...CLEAR OFF.
Mr.Peters is the silent majority....Lets see a member of parliament support this egg run and then see if they get voted in...the answer is they won't and NO.....
Finally,the moronic comments on here....he is expressing his opinion as I am....to question if he has a condition and say he has spoken garbage,if you don't like the fact he is being open and honest ignore him and stay in your own group of sheep.Just because it is for charity does not mean everyones agrees...I bet if you added up the cost of the eggs £10000 at most.....my mate donated that for running the london marathon..a much better example...CLEAR OFF TO YOUR BIKER RALLIES AND STAY THERE.
i have just seen this is to come back and I am VERY disappointed... i have stated before on here if people want to go and show off their bikes,then CLEAR off to a bike rally..do not use the excuse and giving a sick child a £5 easter egg a free for all for all bikers to stop traffic and cause disruption...i could not care less if its only once a year..its once a year too many!!! also it pollutes the environment! donate online and make a difference in that way so it goes on a machine rather than giving them an unhealthy fattening egg.... i hasten to add I am not the writer of this letter above and many of my friends agree with me,just cannot be bothered to waste time on here commenting....if you are not interested in motorbikes(which most people are not) it is a pain in the ****. United utilities should realise the average joe is NOT in favour of this jolly day out for the bikers...CLEAR OFF. Mr.Peters is the silent majority....Lets see a member of parliament support this egg run and then see if they get voted in...the answer is they won't and NO..... Finally,the moronic comments on here....he is expressing his opinion as I am....to question if he has a condition and say he has spoken garbage,if you don't like the fact he is being open and honest ignore him and stay in your own group of sheep.Just because it is for charity does not mean everyones agrees...I bet if you added up the cost of the eggs £10000 at most.....my mate donated that for running the london marathon..a much better example...CLEAR OFF TO YOUR BIKER RALLIES AND STAY THERE. pooboy
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7:12am Wed 30 Jan 13

Ex-Cestrian says...

Dear Sir, I feel compelled to write in reply to the letter published in last week's Wirral Globe, with regard to the annual Charity Egg-Run. I have purposely included the word, "Charity", as the correspondent of said letter, choose not to mention it. If one gives R. Peters, the benefit of the doubt, maybe they does not realise that the whole thing is done to raise money for good causes, primarily, sick children. The riders themselves, come from miles around, some even from the Continent,I have been informed, at their own expense, simply to perform a good deed. If, however, the writer of the letter is aware of its charitable motives, then they should hang their head in shame for being so intolerant and mean-spirited. Is one day a year too much to ask for a little inconvenience? Look at the bigger picture please.
I also wonder if the primary gripe of the letter is not so much the Egg-Run, but the fact that United Utilities have a monopoly on water supplies. Who cares, as long as the event is able to take place. Again, bigger picture please. I suggest the complainer looks at the Egg-Run's website and the other media websites that have reported on past Runs. They all state how thousands lined the route, applauding the participants as they passed. Personally, I would suggest it is tens of thousands.
It would seem that Dickensian type characters still continue to exist in this day and age. I would not have been too surprised if the letter had contained the phrase "Are there no Workhouses?" Shame R.Peters.
Dear Sir, I feel compelled to write in reply to the letter published in last week's Wirral Globe, with regard to the annual Charity Egg-Run. I have purposely included the word, "Charity", as the correspondent of said letter, choose not to mention it. If one gives R. Peters, the benefit of the doubt, maybe they does not realise that the whole thing is done to raise money for good causes, primarily, sick children. The riders themselves, come from miles around, some even from the Continent,I have been informed, at their own expense, simply to perform a good deed. If, however, the writer of the letter is aware of its charitable motives, then they should hang their head in shame for being so intolerant and mean-spirited. Is one day a year too much to ask for a little inconvenience? Look at the bigger picture please. I also wonder if the primary gripe of the letter is not so much the Egg-Run, but the fact that United Utilities have a monopoly on water supplies. Who cares, as long as the event is able to take place. Again, bigger picture please. I suggest the complainer looks at the Egg-Run's website and the other media websites that have reported on past Runs. They all state how thousands lined the route, applauding the participants as they passed. Personally, I would suggest it is tens of thousands. It would seem that Dickensian type characters still continue to exist in this day and age. I would not have been too surprised if the letter had contained the phrase "Are there no Workhouses?" Shame R.Peters. Ex-Cestrian
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10:14am Fri 8 Feb 13

nanajax says...

To all the miserable sadsacks on the Wirral who have got nothing better to do with their sad miserable lives than complain about good and positive things happening on the Wirral just go and curl up in a corner for a few miserable hours of your miserable lives, while the rest of us have a bit of fun in the name of CHARITY! The Egg Run is so popular its part of us,its a once a year occasion, just as the Red Arrows with the RNLI, they both cause a bit of disruption but what the hell its only a few hours and they're both lifesavers,i just hope to god people like YOU don't ever need any of these charity services in the future and its a pity we don't have your names so you can be avoided at all costs.....Now excuse me while i go and have some fun!
To all the miserable sadsacks on the Wirral who have got nothing better to do with their sad miserable lives than complain about good and positive things happening on the Wirral just go and curl up in a corner for a few miserable hours of your miserable lives, while the rest of us have a bit of fun in the name of CHARITY! The Egg Run is so popular its part of us,its a once a year occasion, just as the Red Arrows with the RNLI, they both cause a bit of disruption but what the hell its only a few hours and they're both lifesavers,i just hope to god people like YOU don't ever need any of these charity services in the future and its a pity we don't have your names so you can be avoided at all costs.....Now excuse me while i go and have some fun! nanajax
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