Picture gallery: Scooter riders’ annual Easter egg run takes place in Norwich

Hundreds of scooter riders took part in their fourth annual Easter egg run through Norwich today (Sunday), delivering chocolate treats and a big cheque to sick youngsters.

The Norwich Scooter Collective has organised the event each year since 2009 but this year's fundraising total has surpassed all previous efforts.

The group raised more than �5,000 for Quidenham Children's Hospice through a combination of a live music event at The Talk, in Norwich, in February, a Boxing Day swim and the sale of special patches for riders' jackets.

It brings the total raised since the event began to more than �9,000 – and that is expected to carry on rising as more donations come in.

After handing over a cheque to Jessica Hissocks, Norfolk fundraiser for the East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), the group headed off on the Easter egg run.

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Starting out at the Open Academy, in Heartsease, Norwich, about 400 riders joined by dozens of motorists in VW camper vans and Beetles, made a slow journey through the city and over to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

There they handed over hundreds of Easter eggs to youngsters receiving treatment at the Jenny Lind ward.

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Lisa Kidd, who organises the event along with husband Jez Kidd, John Frary, and Joy Frary, said: 'It's all for the kids. There's nothing in it for us.

'The buzz of seeing their faces when we arrive is fantastic. They're thinking 'they've come here for us'.'

For more see tomorrow's paper.

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