James Toseland and fellow bikers deliver Easter treats to Sheffield Children’s Hospital on annual egg run

Scarlett Jackson, centre, with her dad, Daniel, left, and James Toseland
Scarlett Jackson, centre, with her dad, Daniel, left, and James Toseland

Youngsters being treated at Sheffield Children’s Hospital had a special delivery on Easter Sunday.

Instead of the Easter bunny, hundreds of bikers roared into Weston Park – opposite the hospital – to deliver eggs for the young patients.

Ex-World Superbike Champion-turned-singer James Toseland was on hand to greet bikers, some of whom were in fancy dress, as part of his role as a patron of the Children’s Hospital Charity.

During his trip, he delivered eggs to children including eight-year-old Scarlett Jackson, who is being treated for a rare type of bone cancer, Ewing sarcoma.

Scarlett said: “It was really fun to see all the bikes going past and see all the people dressed up. James was really kind and brought me an Easter egg and two for my brothers who are visiting.”

Her dad, Daniel, added: “It was good to bring smiles to the kids and it was something out of the ordinary for them.”

Doncaster-born James said: ‘I’m really pleased to be here to welcome all the bikers. Thanks to them and generous supporters across the region, I have been able to deliver Easter eggs to children staying in hospital and help brighten their stay.”

This year’s annual Egg Run, organised by Three Shires Honda Owners Club, raised £5,000 for the hospital charity’s Make it Better new wing appeal.