Get out and buy some toys for the families affected by the Irlam gas explosion who are going to be struggling this Christmas. On December 12th, a convoy of local bikers will be riding around Irlam, Winton, Patricroft and Barton to collect your toys and donations.
"There is a strong sense of belonging in Irlam and a desire to help each other out" says Blayz, one of the bikers who is taking part in the event "The idea came from the people of Irlam who knew that a Toy Collection was a popular idea in most quarters, and we were asked if we would take part in a community event."
The toys need to be new ones, suitable for ages 2-15, and there are designated collection points around the route, including Wangies Pub on Liverpool Road at Patricroft and the Rock House Hotel on Peel Green Road at Barton, as well as at the starting point for the Ride and at the finishing point, the Tiger Moth pub. There will also be a minibus following the bikes that will collect toys and donations en route.
It's a fantastic idea and a great way to support the Irlam families. The four and a half hour bike ride finishes at 5:30pm with a performance by female due Fantasy at the Tiger Moth pub and a Charity Night.
The Irlam Family Toy Run and Charity Night is being organised in association with the Tiger Moth Designated Donation Point for Salford City Council and City West Housing.
Any left over toys will be donated to Manchester Children's Hospital.
THE FULL ROUTE… 12TH DECEMBER LEAVING AT 1pm
Meeting at the beginning of VICTORY ROAD CADISHEAD on the old part of LIVERPOOL ROAD
FOLLOWING THE A57 THROUGH IRLAM ONTO THE BARTON STRETCH
STRAIGHT OVER THE ROUNDABOUT OF THE M60 FOLLOWING ECCLES
TURNING LEFT ONTO PEEL STREET JUST BEFORE ALDI
TURN LEFT ONTO WELLINGTON ROAD
TURN LEFT ONTO MONTON ROAD
AT ROUNDABOUT TURN LEFT ONTO PARRIN LANE
TURN LEFT ONTO WORSLEY ROAD
FOLLOW WORSLEY ROAD OVER PATRICROFT BRIDGE ONTO BARTON ROAD CONTINUATION
TO THE LIGHTS TURN RIGHT ONTO PEEL GREEN ROAD
TO THE END TURN LEFT BACK ONTO LIVERPOOL ROAD
BACK INTO IRLAM KEEPING RIGHT HEADING BACK ONTO LIVERPOOL ROAD THROUGH IRLAM
TURN RIGHT ONTO SILVER STREET LEFT ONTO MORILLON ROAD TURN LEFT ONTO MERLIN ROAD
LEFT ONTO CUTNOOK LANE LEFT ONTO SWALLOW DRIVE
ONTO TIGER MOTH SQUARE