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Andy Smith is a former Police Motorcyclist with years of experience in motorcycle training at all levels. He offers training through 1stClassRider.co.uk, and ride outs through his newsletter blog right here. To contact Andy click here.

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Teddy Bear & Toy Run Sunday 11th December.

20111207-083231.jpg. Just a reminder about the Ride Out for this weekend.

The Teddy Bear & Toy Run to the Children’s Casualty Unit at The Heath Hospital in Cardiff.

As a Traffic Cop I spent a lot of time at the casualty unit dealing with the injured victims from road crashes, many of them being children. After discussions with the hospital staff, together with colleagues we set up a fund to buy toys for the kids taken in to the emergency room.

It was felt that if a child becomes attached to a toy whilst being treated in the hospital, it aids their recovery if they are allowed to keep the toy to take it home. Obviously there is no funding for this in the NHS. So we were allowed to adopt Superted as our mascot to raise these funds and over the years many Teddies and toys found new homes with these poor kids.

Since retiring the fund is no more but I wanted to keep then Teddies arriving at then hospital, but need your help to do this.

Please come along and support this event, and bring a Teddy, or bring his friends as well.

Small, ‘hand sized’ Teds are best as they won’t hinder the the staff as they treat the children, but any size will be gratefully received at the unit.

Ikea are selling soft toys and Teddies from as little as 49p so you can fill your panniers for just a few pounds.

Meeting at Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar, at the top of Caerphilly Mountain on the A469. Meeting 9.30-10am to be at the Heath Hospital for 10.30-11am.

Caerphilly Mountain Snack bar is the home of the Mountain Monster so why not try one before you leave! See the picture below!

If you can’t make it to the run yourself, please don’t let your Teds miss out. Let me know and I will arrange to collect them to take along for you.

Come on….. You know you want to……

Also, if you click on the Facebook link up on the right you can follow us on Facebook where daily up dates are posted. I have a page ‘Andy Smith’ but easier to find would be our page, ‘1st Class Rider Training’. Click on the link and it takes you straight there.

Hope to see you Sunday.

20111207-091515.jpgMMMMMMM… Mountain Monster..mmmmmmm.

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