Belfast Telegraph

Santa is out to raise fund for the children’s ward at the Ulster Hospital.

Ancestors Motorcycle Club will be turning heads with its charity bike run this Christmas.

The club, whose members are drawn from throughout Northern Ireland, is riding out from Ballygowan at 1pm on December 12 in aid of the children’s ward at the Ulster Hospital.

There will be stops at Sprucefiled and Custom House Square before the bikers arrive at the Ulster Hospital where there will be refreshments.

Anyone with a two or three wheeled machine is welcome to join in.

The cost is £5 per bike, trike or moped and if possible also a small toy.

“We understand that with the credit crunch everyone is feeling the pinch and have to tighten their belts so we would prefer that people would come along without a gift than not come at all,” said spokeswoman Heather Barr.

“Last year we raised almost £3,000 and a small mountain of toys.

“All money raised goes directly to the children’s ward to spend on making the children’s lives a bit more tolerable while they are in hospital.”

Ballygowan Community Group is also helping out this year by collecting toys from people in the local community.

“The lights are being turned in Ballygowan by the Mayor of Lisburn and all toys collected will be handed over to the Ancestors MCC so that we can deliver them to the Ulster Hospital on December 12,” added Heather.

To find out about joining the charity run, see www.ancestorsmcc.com or email ancestorsmcc@hotmail.com or phone 07739019671.

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