The pupils raised a magnificent £700 towards the work of the Play Department at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. I would also like to pass on the thanks and appreciation to everyone involved from Jenne McDonald, Play Development Coordinator at R.B.H.S.C. All the money raised this year will go towards the work of the Play Department, who work with all children coming into hospital, including patients attending A&E, Outpatients & Theatre and all ward areas.
The Mods and Sods Scooter Club was founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were involved with the local mod scene and the club quickly grew in size with over 35 members. In 1998 our club had an idea to run an event similar to Gingers Easter Egg Run, a very successful and long established event held every year in England. It was decided to hold a similar event through the streets of Belfast in aid of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The first Belfast Easter Egg run back in 1998 had around 60 scooterists in attendance which was a big turnout for the time, but has grown over the years to such an extent that 250 scooterists from all parts of the UK and Ireland now regularly attend. We are now into the 20th year of the Belfast Easter Egg Scooter Run, which is now seen as the traditional start of the local scooter run season. To date we have raised and donated £25,000 to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the local scooter scene has donated many thousands of Easter Eggs over the years.