Ref. 27907-3PARKED up on their Harley Davidsons, members of the Pinkertons Motor Cycle Club collected funds for their annual toy run in Swindon town centre on Saturday.

It will take place on Saturday December 6 when about 70 members of the club will bike to the children's ward of the Great Western Hospital.

But in preparation for the event, members gathered this weekend to raise public awareness and start collecting money for their cause.

It is the 12th year the motorcycle club has organised the toy run. Last year, the bikers were accompanied by Father Christmas and a delivery lorry brimming with presents as they drove to the Great Western Hospital for the first time.

Club secretary Mandy Strickland said: "I love doing it, just to see the looks on those childrens' faces. It is just a wonderful sight."

They gathered outside Debenhams in Canal Walk on Saturday.

The bikers are hoping to beat the £2,000 they collected last year in the run-up to the hospital cruise.