Bikers Ride in support of London Christmas Hamper Program

by Ontario Great Lakes
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    August 20, 2016

    The Home Depot in east London was the site on Saturday August 20 for the 33rd annual London Toy Ride.

    As many as 170 toys were collected that bikers brought in as part of their registration process. The toys were loaded up into Salvation Army vans and taken for storage at the Community and Family Services building until they will be used for the annual Christmas Hamper program.

    Stephen spoke to the group of 200 bikers and riders about what it means to support The Salvation Army through this event. During the event kickoff, several community partners were recognized by their ongoing contribution and support of the event, including host location Home Depot and the London Police and Fire Departments.

    As well, money from registration and other ongoing fundraising events by Stephen and Diana will be used to purchase more toys later in the season that go towards putting smiles on children’s faces on Christmas Day.

    Toy Ride organizer Stephen Brighton welcomes bikers at the 33rd Annual London Motorcyle Toy Ride

    Toy Ride organizer Stephen Brighton welcomes bikers at the 33rd Annual London Motorcyle Toy Ride

    With vehicles in the background, London Police and London Fire are recognized at the London Toy Ride. Standing in the back row right is the manager of the host, Home Depot.

    With vehicles in the background, London Police and London Fire are recognized at the London Toy Ride. Standing in the back row right is the manager of the host, Home Depot.

    Major Pat Phinney, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development for Ontario Great Lakes address the crowd at the London Toy Ride.

    Major Pat Phinney, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development for Ontario Great Lakes addresses participants of the London Toy Ride.