Santa bikers bring Christmas joy to children’s hospice

More than 150 bikers helped make a special delivery of toys and gifts to seriously ill children at a hospice in Lancashire.

The Rivington Barn Bikers travelled in convoy to deliver a sleigh-load of presents from their base in Rivington to Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Children could watch the gifts arrive in a festive convoy. Credit: Derian House Children’s Hospice

Many of the bikes were decorated for Christmas, and riders donned festive dress.

Children could watch the festive procession make its way up the driveway as they watched from the front steps.

Passing the toys down the line.... Credit: Derian House Children’s Hospice

The donations were made in memory of 7 year old James, who was cared for at Derian House before his death in 2005.

James' father, Craig Hayward, said its been overwhelming to see how everyone pulls together.

450 children and young people will receive a special present. Credit: Derian House Children’s Hospice

We started this three years ago with 30 bikers and it’s just got bigger and better every year since. Derian House is a fantastic place that helps relieve the stress for parents and I hope by doing this I can do that too. I just wanted to give something back and put a smile on the kids’ faces.

Craig Hayward

The donations mean that each of the 450 children and young people cared for at the hospice will be able to get a special present this year.