Caldarium MCC’s Easter Egg Run grows every year. More than 140 bikers rode through Oxford and Bicester on Saturday 27th March on our 4th annual Easter Egg Run.
We took over 800 Easter eggs and 500 cuddly toys to disabled kids and terminally ill kids. Riders dressed as a giant pink rabbit and some rather large fluffy chicks. Grandad Jim from London celebrated his 65th birthday at the run by dressing as a giant orange chicken. Riders came from as far away as Lincolnshire.
Before and after the Egg Run we camped near Bicester at the Plough Inn, Arncott. The pub rocked to live music from Night Prowler, Adrenalin, Stevie the mandolin and a disco by Womble. Munchies food van fed the crowd.
Winners of a charity raffle and auction in the Plough on Saturday evening got prizes including a helicopter flight for two, a £100 tattoo voucher, a computer printer, a Harley-Davidson wall plaque, and a romantic dinner for two.
16-year old rally virgin Carl Hewitson made a clean sweep of the egg roulette contest, and Caldarium’s unique bonny biker baby contest and one of the raffle prizes, before falling victim to a tray of beer slops and a bucket of ice.
Caldarium says thank you to everyone who helped in one way or another, including barmaid Heather who raised over £80 by leaving her knickers at home!
The Egg Run visited four local centres for disabled or terminally ill kids. Supporters brought so many Easter eggs and cuddly toys that we have been able to supply one for every kid in at least another nine more centres and charities after the run.
Donors helped us to raise £2,200 to help the children. This will be shared between Helen House Hospice, St. Nicholas House, Hernes House and Bardwell School.
You can donate to help special needs kids. Send a cheque made out to Caldarium MCC, c/o George Earle, 14 Cardinal Close, Oxford OX4 3UE. Please don’t send cash via the post.
Don’t wait until next Easter to help special needs kids again. Caldarium’s 5th Hex-Rated Rally will be on 28th – 30th October!
We’ll give booking details nearer the time.