ONE of Merseyside’s biggest charity events the Wirral Egg Run is facing the axe next year because organisers are struggling to find sponsors.
The Wirral Egg Run committee said it had no choice but to put the popular event on hold for a year unless it could raise £20,000 to pay for running costs including insurance, road closures, stewards and assistance from Merseyside police.
The Egg Run, now in its 31st year, sees thousands of motorcyclists taking to the roads of Wirral every spring to deliver Easter eggs to children in hospital.
It has also raised thousands of pounds for charity, this year handing out £22,000 to good causes.
Committee members will meet on Thursday to confirm the decision to cancel next year’s run – but said there was still time to save it.
Committee member Graham Heron said: “We have approached companies two years in advance but because of the economic climate it is very difficult to get sponsorship.
“Some of the costs are subsidised because we are a charity but we still have to pay.
“It got to a point where we had to make the decision. It is a huge shame.”