British Legion Riders motorbike group presents trolley loads of gifts to Coalville Morrisons as part of Christmas appeal

Wednesday, 15 December 2021  |  BK Safetywear

Royal British Legion Riders for Leicestershire and Rutland have presented gifts to Morrisons in Coalville to be given to the local community.

The items filled four trolleys at the Whitwick Road store and member of the Riders rode their bikes there to hand over the gifts which will be given to local charities, the elderly and children.

Lisa Brauer, Coalville Morrisons’ Community Champion, said: "We distribute items to people in the community, anyone who’s in need.

“We are collecting for elderly veterans in store at the moment.

“These lovely people have done a huge collection for us, it’s been amazing.

“We will take this into the local community over the Christmas period.

The Riders brought four trolleyloads of items to the store in Whitwick Road

“Also, we’ll be dropping into old people’s homes.”

Jase Bonham and his wife Andrea are based in Coalville and organised the presentation at their local Morrisons.

The collection was also supported by two companies ASB Transport Ltd and BK Safety and Workwear Ltd who both donated items.

Jase said: “I saw the Morrisons advert in the Coalville store and we went from there.

“We managed to get £800 worth of clothing.”

Another member of the Riders, Paula Stroud, said: “People have been so generous, one of our group has done some hand-knitted items for us.

“There’s a mixture of clothes, toiletries and food that has been collected.

“There are body warmers and fleeces, the sort of thing you need at this time of year.

“The Riders are a branch of the Royal British Legion and we’re just a small representation of the Leicestershire and Rutland branch.

“We’re a group of friends who met through Legion Riders.

“We’ve decided to do this in support of the veterans, and that’s what we do.”

Coalville Morrisons’ store manager Richard Griffiths added: “I appreciate what everyone’s done here for the community, it’s really impressive.”

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