Bring cheer to those children who are less fortunate than us by joining a Santa Toy Run this December. We've selected seven of which are scattered all over the UK for you to take part in.
Roughleys Toy Run – December 2
- Where? Stockport Tesco, Tiviot Way, Portwood, Stockport
- Price: free, but cash donations are welcome
Roughley’s Bike Show are organising their annual toy run, on this friendly learner route, and will be leaving Tesco at 11am. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information here.
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Burton annual toy run – December 2
- Where? Shobnall Sports and Social club, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
- Price: £5 per vehicle
Celebrating their 17th annual toy run, Unwanted MCC Rock Bar are arranging this one. If you’re interested come dressed in your best Santa outfit and be ready to leave for Fountains School, Stretton, at 11am. They’ll be free refreshments at the school, a Christmas fayre and a prize for the best dressed. Visit their website for more information here.
Three Amigo’s annual toy run – December 8
- Where? Meeting at the Commons Car Park, Pembroke, South West Wales
- Price: free, but they’ll be buckets for donations
As well as collecting toys, The Three Amigos Events are hosting their toy run with all proceeds going to the local children’s ward and disabled children in care at the local Action for Children charity. For more information and to take part visit The 3 Amigos Facebook event page. Event organisers have asked that all toys should be unwrapped and new.
Reading toy run – December 9
- Where? Meet at Amec Foster Wheeler, Shinfield Park, Berkshire, then on a Barnado’s school in Wokingham
- Price: free, but as the other toy runs please bring unwrapped toys
Reading Christian Bikers have arranged their 33rd annual toy run for early December. The team have asked all bikers meet at 1pm, ready to leave for High Close School, Wokingham, at 2pm. Visit the Reading Toy Run website for more information.
Cambridge Bikers Christmas – December 9
- Where? Meet at La Pergola on Cambridge road at 8.45am ready to roll to Addenbrooke's Hospital for 10am
- Price: free, bring toys and come for the ride
Last year it snowed and around 260 bikers still showed up for the re-run to deliver toys to the local Cambridge hospital. If you're a local join in for 2018 and visit the Cambridge Bikers Facebook page for more information.
Eastbourne and Hastings Santa Toy Run – December 15
- Where? Meet at Polegate Services from 10am ready to leave at 10.30am
- Price: free, but as the other toy runs dress up and please bring unwrapped toys
The Eastbourne and Hastings Santa toy run is heading to the Eastbourne Friston ward to deliver presents to the children and then on to Conquest Hospital children's ward to do the same. For more information visit their Facebook page.
Ace Café Toy Run – December 16
- Where? Meet at Ace Cafe London to be ready to leave at 11am
- Price: Free
The cafe's annual Christmas toy run will depart for central London to visit three hospitals, St. Mary's in Paddington, Royal Brompton in Chelsea and Evelina Children's Hospital in Westminster. For timings and more information visit the Ace Cafe website.