Bikers need toys

| 08/12/2009

(CNS): Organisers of the fourth annual Motorcycle Toy Run which takes place this Sunday are appealing to the community to donate gifts to the drive to help them give kids in need a happy Christmas. Sponsors, Cayrock and X107.1, in collaboration with LIME, said the drive is a “a more-the-merrier” affair which anyone can join, either on their two wheels or just by giving a gift when the convoy comes through to their district. The bikers start at in West Bay and will ride round the Island ending up at North Side public Beach.

Cayrock’s Programming Director Brad Bregani said he has really come to appreciate the overwhelming generosity of the people of Cayman, and especially when it comes to the kids.

“There is nothing more rewarding than ensuring that those less fortunate are taken care of. On behalf of dms Broadcasting, it is our honour to be associated with this charitable adventure and we encourage everyone to continue to show their support whether they join in the ride or donate a toy,” he added.

Riders are encouraged to bring their toy for donation along with them on the ride which will meeting in the parking lot of Boatswain’s Beach. Riders will collect toys along the way as they ride firstly through West Bay, making a quick stop at The Strand, and continuing through George Town and South Sound, another pit stop in East End – and looping around to the final destination, North Side Public Beach.

The two wheel convoy is expected to last around three hours between 10 AM and 1 PM and riders will be rewarded with a BBQ shindig in North Side. Open to all, food, drinks and music will be provided, as well as the final opportunity to drop off toys.

Leading the way will be the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association (CIMRA) which is encouraging as many participants as possible.

“Riding is obviously a passion of mine, and to get to do one of my favourite things all to benefit our less fortunate youth – I could not think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning," said president Keith Keller. "Each year we are delighted with the turnout – this has become a much-anticipated annual event, and we can’t wait to see lots of familiar faces out there doing their part to give back during the holiday season.”

With returning sponsor LIME also on board, all toys donated will then be distributed to the Lion’s Club of Grand Cayman at their annual Christmas function on 20 December.

“LIME has an ongoing commitment to do its part to help the needy in our community, and it is our privilege to be associated with this worthy and admirable cause. Let’s come together and make sure these kids have as special and memorable a Christmas as possible!” said LIME’s Marketing Manager Julie Hutton.

Cayrock and X107.1 are encouraging the local community to show some holiday spirit by donating a new, unwrapped toy for Cayman’s less fortunate youth, particularly girls and boys aged two to 13 years old. Donations are being collected at LIME stores located in Anderson Square and Galleria Plaza, all Foster’s Food Fair locations, Priced Right, Cost U Less and dms Broadcasting Centre.

dms Broadcasting Network Promotions and Marketing manager Phil Vinciullo said that for the event to be a success it would need the help of the community.

“The holiday season represents a time to come together, and we are appealing to residentsfor support, and to make a donation to bring smiles to the faces of the kids of Cayman,” he added.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Category: Local News

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.