Colin Grainger

Bikers go the extra mile for charity’s Easter Appeal

Big hearted bikers went plenty of extra miles for Ambition, Aspire, Achieve’s Kevin Jenkins OBE Easter Appeal 2023 today.

Because of various roadworks, potholes and horrendous traffic they took many diversions to deliver hundreds of Easter Eggs to the charity’s Canning Town base.

Chair of AAA’s Trustees Christine Bowden praised the bikers’ magnificent efforts since the Easter Appeal started seven years ago and said she looked forward to seeing them all at Christmas.

  • The Easter Eggs at AAA’s base


“It is just  tremendous what you keep doing and many young people will be happy because of what you have done.”

John Pryke from Riders Who Want to Make a Difference and Triumph East London, who made their own Easter Egg collections, joined forces to mount the bike run from Romford to the charity’s main hub at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park, to drop off the eggs. More than 50 bikers and marshalls made the trip.




* Egg-static . The bikers and their eggs.

So many eggs were collected that a car had to deliver some of the cargo before the main convoy arrived!

John said it was great to see so many old and new faces at the event, supported by the Newham Recorder. The bikers also support the charity’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

Paula Blake, AAA’s Appeal Co-ordinator, said: “The Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Easter Appeal is aiming to support at least 2,000 vulnerable children this year, with a donation of an Easter Egg to enjoy on Easter Sunday. Those receiving our support need it the most and experience hardship and many challenges on a daily basis. We are so grateful to the bikers. Please get involved if you can and help to make a difference.”

The appeal was launched by actor, comedian, writer and AAA patron Ricky Grover.

AAA’s Chief Executive Jonny Boux said: “The current cost of living crisis causing is causing rising challenges for so many families and the appeal will help ensure those children benefiting do not miss out on experiences others may take for granted. We are trying to reach record numbers this year and any support of any size is truly appreciated.”

You can drop off Easter Eggs at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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This article was written on 18 Mar 2023, and is filed under AAA, Ambition Aspire Achieve, Canning Town, Easter.

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