Spring is here, time for an Egg Run!
warm weather finally starts to break, and the clouds and
rain is replaced by the sun and green leaves, motorbikes
start emerging from their winter hibernation, and start to
take to the roads again. For the Northumberland chapter of
the Widows Sons, the start of our year is always our
successful Easter Egg run to local children’s schools and
disabled centres. For a lot of our members this is one of
the highlights of the year, and a very enjoyable day fur us
all, and the children we visit. The simple £5 donation we
ask for each year to buy eggs has such a huge effect, and
the welcome we receive as we ride into the schools and
centres across the region is absolutely amazing.
Hedley School we visit is predominantly for children with
partial or total hearing loss, the Easter eggs are the
excuse to turn up, but for the children the real excitement
for them is the opportunity to sit on the bikes, whilst we
start the engines. Being deaf, the vibration from the bikes
give them a real sensation of what the bikes sound like, and
a lot of the children really light up, once they sit on the
bikes and the “start” button is pressed.
Wellford Centre in Gosforth is for teenage children and
adults with a broad range of learning and physical
disabilities. A large number of the attendee’s at this
centre have been wheel chair bound since birth. With the
assistance of the carers, members of the Widows Sons lift
the students out of the wheel chairs and sit them on the
bikes, the effect is amazing.