Yate and Chipping Sodbury Scooter Club have been thanked by the Bristol Children’s Hospital after donating £1000 to the facility over the last two years.

The club, which has been running for just over three years, was started by Yate residents Kevin Milford and Andrew Davis.

Originally starting with just the pair of them, the group has grown to have over 150 members on their Facebook page and regularly have 15-30 scooters attending monthly meetings.

Existing members of the group range from 5 to 75-year-olds, with enthusiasts being able to show off their classic, vintage scooters to one another.

In October this year the club held their 2nd annual charity soul night, this gave members and guests a chance to enjoy classics from the 60’s and 70’s.

Sponsored by Mark’s Mobile Butchers, the event raised an incredible £650.00 for the hospital, on top of the £350 raise from the original event in 2017.

The club are however looking for a new sponsor for next year’s events after every single bit of profit made from the two events was given to the BRCH.

Andrew Davis revealed after handing over the cheque for the money that the club would love to see new faces join.

“We are a community club that welcomes anyone with an interest in Scooters,” he said.

“Everyone is welcome to come along to our monthly meetings and become involved in a very social community.

“We attend scooter rallies around the UK and often meet other clubs around the South West.”

Anyone wanting more information can find the group on Facebook and Instagram under Yate and Sodbury Scooter Club

Lydia McGivern of Above & Beyond said: “Thanks so much to everyone at the Yate and Sodbury Scooter Club for all their amazing fundraising for the second year in a row.

“They were really dedicated and have raised an incredible amount for the Play Centre at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

“The funds they have raised will be invaluable to the team at the hospital."