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Toseland helps keep hospital fundraising on track

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Rotherham motorcycling champion James Toseland continues to lead a fundraising drive for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, despite the annual “Egg Run” being unable to be held again this year.

Easter Sunday in Sheffield would usually see hundreds of motorbike riders’ roar across the city, ending their route at Weston Park before delivering donations and Easter gifts to grateful children on the wards at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

For 20 years, the event has attracted hundreds of riders and raised more than £70,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Toseland, a former World Superbike champion and charity patron, usually leads out the riders.

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A spokesperson for the hospital, said: “Due to COVID-19 we’re sad to say that the annual Egg Run event can’t take place as normal this year, but we still need to raise much needed funds to help build the new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s.”

A raffle has been organised with tickets £5 and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs, here’s what you could win…

  • World Superbike Champion James Toseland’s leathers from the 2005 World Superbikes
  • Zoom call with James Toseland • Toseland Band music package
  • Moto course 2008/09 book signed by James Toseland
  • Giant Easter egg
  • Easter hamper
  • Giant Teddy
  • Signed Toseland CDs

Please follow this link to buy your raffle ticket: https://tchc-eggrun.thecharityraffle.co.uk/play

There are also two incredible prizes to bid on in the online auction, bid on the chance to have lunch with James Toseland or on his signed leathers from the World Superbikes in 2006: https://www.bidonit.net/auctions/auc572tchc/index.php

James, who began auctioning off his leathers before Christmas, said: “We are raising much needed money for the cancer ward at the Children’s Hospital and I’ve got about another seven or eight sets for leathers for different years and we are going to raffle a few of those too. We are raising much needed funds.”

Images: Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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