A big-hearted little boy is the inspiration for a charity gift drive for sick children this Christmas.
Chayton Rogers, six, and his dad Ray will lead the Two-Tone Scooter Club Cheshire to deliver presents to children treated at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
Ray, a Project Manager at Swanton, said that Chayton inspired him to arrange the charity ride out after displaying incredible compassion when he was poorly.
Now Chayton and Ray will be among 40 plus riders in fancy dress taking the presents collected from Warrington to Alder Hey Hospital on their scooters.
Ray said: “It all began when Chayton was wrongly diagnosed as having a broken arm and needed emergency surgery at Alder Hey Hospital.
“Not once, but twice, Chayton’s operation got cancelled at the last minute, but he didn’t complain.
“Instead, he was more concerned about the children who had been rushed in ahead of him. He said: ‘Daddy, I hope the young boy or girl gets better soon.’
“I was incredibly proud of his compassion and kindness and started thinking about how we could do something to help the children who’ll be in the hospital this Christmas.”
Ray and other club members are now busy collecting presents and cash donations so they can take a huge haul to Alder Hey.
They’ll be in Christmas fancy dress as they begin the ride out in Warrington on Sunday 5th December.
Ray said: “We’re asking people to donate whatever they can to the gift drive.
“There will be around 40 scooters and motorbikes travelling from Warrington through the Sefton area before we drive through Liverpool to the hospital.
“We want to make every child there smile on the day, so we’ll be dressed as in Santa and elf costumes.
“I can’t thank Alder Hey Hospital enough for how they looked after Chayton when he was poorly – so it’s wonderful for us both to give something back.”
If you’d like to join in or cheer on the riders on their journey, here’s the route:
Sunday 5th December 2021
- 12.00pm -Station House, Padgate, Warrington, WA2 0QS
- 12.30pm- Pesto’s Restaurant, Birchfield Road, Widnes WA8 9AH
- 13.15pm – Shell Garage, Liverpool Road, Huyton L36 3RN
- Leaving at 13.30pm to head to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for 13.40pm.
If you wish to donate a present, please don’t wrap it as per the hospital’s request. Please donate presents suitable for male or female children aged 2 -14-years-old.