Southport Cruisers have raised a massive £12,000 over the years for Formby Childrens home
Southport Cruisers Motorcycle Club are once again making their 'Christmas Run' to Clumber Lodge Children’s Home in Formby. This years run is on Sunday 16th December. They are meeting in Southport at 11am so will probably land in Formby village with the fantastic horns blowing and lights flashing between 11:30pm and 12:30pm. We will try and be more precise on the day on our Facebook page.
The bikes will meet up at The Railway Club on Sussex Road, Southport, PR9 0SJ. They will ride around Southport and then make their way down the Formby bypass and into Formby, passing through the village and over Formby Bridge, down Woodlands/Harington Road and onto Victoria Road into Clumber Lodge.
Everyone is welcome to join the ride on the day, just turn up with your bike. If you want more information, please call Pete on tel: 07843 66 99 12
A cash collection will be taken on the day and the money collected will be given to the Home to allow the staff to treat the Children to an Outing. Donations of sweets and chocolates will be handed over for the staff and children to enjoy over the Christmas Period.
Southport Cruisers Motorcycle Club was formed in May 2005 and has since that time been evolving by attending motorcycle rallies and events around this country and abroad we have become a well known and respected club, with an active membership. They have a good relationship with local MCs and by agreement are the only MCC with a club emblem worn on the back of their jackets. In 2005 they organised a Christmas Run to Clumber Lodge for the first time and have since maintained two runs a year, one at Easter as well, In that time up to the present they have managed to raise approximately the sum of £12,000 for Clumber lodge in Formby!
The Chairman of the Southport Cruisers Derrick Moss, has been Involved with this event since the 1980’s. Derrick said: “when the event began the bikers had a Police bike escort, the home cared for Physically and Mentally Handicapped Youngsters who were difficult to look after at home, the noise of the bikes arriving created excitement for all, these children who could not see or hear could feel the vibration and was great to get a reaction."
"Today the excitement is the same, with the girls and boys ages ranging from 0 to 18 they have varied needs, it is warming to be able to do a little to bring some happiness to young people with difficult lives."
"Motorcycle Clubs up and down the country will be actively helping those in need through the Christmas Period as well as raise money for good causes all year round. This helps to bring down barriers and misconception’s and provides good social events benefiting everybody. Any Motorcyclist is welcome to join in on the day and also on the Easter run as well."