A GARDEN centre has stepped in to save children from missing out after the Wirral Egg Run was cancelled.
Staff at Molloy’s Garden Centre in Wallasey were upset to learn that the axe had finally fallen on the popular annual charity event.
So the company has decided to collect eggs from the public and deliver them to children at Clatterbridge Hospital instead.
Owner Neil Molloy said: “I heard about the Egg Run being cancelled and thought it would be awful for children to miss out on a little treat.
“People still want to donate eggs but do not know where to take them.
“So we decided to let the public drop them off here for us to take to hospital on everyone’s behalf.
“Molloy’s is a well-known shop and everyone knows where we are.
“It would be a shame for children to miss out because of funding.
“The Egg Run was such a big event and people came from all over the world to take part. It is a shame it has been cancelled.”
Egg Run organisers finally announced in February it was on hold again after “sufficient funding” could not be guaranteed from sponsors.
It saw thousands of motorcyclists taking to the roads of Wirral every spring to deliver Easter eggs to children in hospital.
Molloy’s, in Leasowe Road, houses Pathan Park quad bike circuit.
They are offering free rides for children for families who donate three eggs or more.
They are also holding a family fun day in aid of the Egg Run this Sunday March 17 from 11am until 4pm.
It is free admission and there will be lots of stalls. Bikers are welcome and free refreshments will be available.
Neil added: “We’ve got a bouncy castle, popcorn, a slush machine, craft stalls, the quad park, disco, burgers and refreshments on the day.
“It should be a great day for everyone and we hope to raise lots of money for the Egg Run charity and children.”
Eggs can be dropped off at the garden centre from 10am to 5pm until March 24 when they will be delivered.