Bikes Bring Smiles to Children’s Wards at the Ulster Hospital

15th December 2022
Ancestors Motorcycle Club visiting Ulster Hospital

To spread some festive cheer, the Ancestors Motorcycle Club visited the Ulster Hospital to deliver toys and gifts to the Paediatric Unit.  The club also raised an incredible £800 which will go towards play materials and other resources to help make a child’s hospital stay more positive and less stressful.

The Annual Christmas bike run was a welcome festive sight on Sunday 11 December. Unhampered by the weather conditions, the members of the club were greeted by staff from the Children’s Unit and were provided with some warm soup and refreshments to say thank you for their generous donation of toys and money to the Unit.

Clinical Manager for Acute Paediatrics, Teresa Mungur said, “The annual Ancestors Bike Run has been an annual highlight of the Christmas season for many years. Oh behalf of the children, families and staff of the Paediatric Unit at the Ulster Hospital, I would like to say a huge thank you for the continued kindness, generosity and support.”

The motorcycle club have held their annual ‘Toy Run’ for almost three decades now. Historically, the members of the club would hold a bike run and stop off at the hospital to donate toys and gifts for the children. The tradition has now been able to continue, having been put on hold due to the restrictions from the COVID Pandemic.