Motorbiking Santas bring Christmas cheer to Bedford Hospital


A leather-clad Santa revved into Bedford hospital on a motorbike yesterday delivering some much-needed Christmas cheer to patients and staff.

The big man was joined by several honorary Santas from the Bedfordshire Freemasons motor biking branch, the Beda Widows Sons. They donned Santa suits over their leathers and provided the chocolates.

The festive road hogs also visited the Luton and Dunstable hospitals.

Steve Joyce, Bedfordshire Freemasons Charity Steward, said: ’Sometimes the little things can make a big difference.

“Every child that attends A&E Departments at Bedford or L&D Hospitals is presented with a teddy donated by us, and we know this can be a great comfort.

“At Christmas, everyone likes a chocolate or two, and we like to make sure nobody misses out’

The annual arrival of the motorbiking Santas is a popular photo opportunity for staff and patients.

Isabella Gilmore of Luton & Dunstable Hospital said: ‘Thank you for your kind donation to benefit Children’s ward outpatients, we are extremely grateful for your support and generosity.’

Please note: Santa will revert to the traditional reindeers on Christmas Eve. He was just giving them a rest before the big night.

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