Charitable scooter riders revved their engines around the streets of North East Lincolnshire to deliver a donation of over £200 to our children’s unit Andy’s.

Charitable scooter riders revved their engines around the streets of North East Lincolnshire to deliver a donation of over £200 to our children’s unit Andy’s.

The festive tradition has been organised by the area's scooter riders for more than 20 years, with around £10,000 having been raised for the hospice and other worthy causes during that time.

Organiser Robert Grabiniok, from Laceby, said the idea behind the event was to give something back to the community and to put a smile on the children's faces at Christmas time.

The riders met on a freezing cold Sunday morning outside the Hawaiian Eye cafe on Cleethorpes Promenade before riding off together.

"I organise this every Christmas and Easter with my friends, who are all avid scooter riders like me," he said.

"What we do is we meet up, have a few pictures and a laugh and then we travel down to St Andrew's Hospice where we do a collection for money and then we carry on to the children's ward at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and we give them lots of goodies."

He added: "It's great that the guys have turned up in the freezing cold and it's a delight to take part in, especially at the hospice.

"Because they're reliant on fundraising, they need the money. Even if it's just £1 it all helps."

Mr Grabiniok, who brought along his 11-year-old grandson Tyler Grabiniok for the ride, said that over the past decade scooter riders and bikers from the surrounding area have put aside their historic differences and took part in the Christmas fundraiser together.

Fellow scooter rider Paul Fitzgerald, 50, added: "It's good fun and it's great for the kids. It just gets everyone together and we are all united when we ride off together with the donations."

If you’re a scooter rider or biker and interested in getting involved with St Andrew’s Hospice, check out our Motorbike Run taking place on Saturday 31 March.

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