Members of the Rusty Sprocket Motorcycle Club will be riding 400 miles around Wales this Easter weekend in aid of The Wallich. The bikers will be sleeping rough for two nights and delivering Easter eggs along the route.
Homeless people often miss out on the festivities of events such as Easter, Christmas and Birthdays – celebrations that many of us enjoy routinely. Having nowhere to live makes life very unsettled and keeping in touch with family and friends very difficult. Luxuries like Easter eggs are simply unaffordable.
The Rusty Sprockets head off from Cardiff at 10am on Good Friday, delivering Easter eggs to Wallich residents in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, where they will spend the night. On the Saturday they will ride to Wrexham and then onto Newtown. They will ride to Bridgend on Easter Sunday and their final stop will see them visit the charity’s Sir Julian Hodge Hostel in Cardiff.
Andrew Muldoon, a motorcyclist with the Rusty Sprockets said:
“We aim to raise £1000, deliver Easter eggs and raise awareness of homelessness and The Wallich. We will be sleeping rough, so no B&B or comfy beds and we’ll be meeting up with fellow bikers along the way.”
The funds raised by the motorcyclists will benefit The Wallich’s Nightshelter in Cardiff, which was at risk of closure earlier this year when Cardiff Council cut its funding. Anyone wishing to donate should visit Just Giving
or text RUST48 and the amount (e.g. £3, £5) to 70070.
The bikers will be welcomed home with an after party at Fuel Rock Bar on Easter Sunday night.
The party will serve as a warm-up for Rusty Sprockets’ annual Moon Rally festival, taking place in Lavernock in June, the proceeds of which will also benefit The Wallich.