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Bikers hit the streets of Newham to deliver 300 gifts for Christmas toy appeal

Riders who have ridden from Loughton to Canning Town to deliver donations of toys. Riders who have ridden from Loughton to Canning Town to deliver donations of toys.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:32 AM

Bikers hit the streets this weekend for the annual toy run as part of the Newham Recorder and Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal.

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Ride leader Aussie Mick from Essex Chapter.Ride leader Aussie Mick from Essex Chapter.

More than 50 bikers burnt rubber to deliver nearly 300 gifts to Community Links in Barking Road, Canning Town, on December 7 after setting off from High Beach and riding down through the borough.

The leather-clad philanthropists had collected the gifts themselves and donated a further £690 in cash to the appeal.

Organiser John Pryke said: “The response has been terrific this year and everyone has made an extra effort to help ensure that no child referred to the Appeal this year will wake up on Christmas morning to an empty Christmas stocking.”

Kevin Jenkins, Community Links co-founder and senior advisor, said: “A brilliant run and a truly wonderful response from wonderful generous people, we thank them so much for all their efforts.”

For more information on the Toy Appeal or to volunteer call 020 743 9685 or email kevin.jenkins@community-links.org.

You can also follow the appeal at www.newhamrecorder.co.uk and on Twitter @NewhamRecorder using the hashtag #ToyAppeal.

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