TO spread joy, support, and bring cheer for Christmas, the Harare Bikers Association led by Ulysses Club Zimbabwe (a social club for motorcycle enthusiasts over the age of 40) did their annual “Toy Run” on Saturday, 27 November 2021, to Danai Children’s Home on Broughton Drive, Sunridge.
Danai Children’s Home is a former family home of one bike club members.
About 30 bikers rode on machines ranging from a 125cc to 1200cc’s. The bikes were adorned with various stuffed toys and decorated with Christmas decorations.
Some of the associations that participated included Survivors, Titanium, Free Riders, Havoc Brothers, The Outlaws and other independent riders.
Three loaded pickup trucks accompanied the bikes, loaded with toys and books and various food items including, 12kgs of rice, 30kgs of mealie meal, 15 litres of cooking oil, flour, sugar, sugar beans, kapenta and other dried foods.
There was also sacks of fresh tomatoes, potatoes and butternuts. This was gratefully received by the carers on duty and many of the 32 orphans who live there, all eagerly waiting to “see what wondrous gifts” we had brought.
“It took all we had not to hug those precious little angels with their big sad eyes but unfortunately, social distancing limited the usual interactions between bikers and children (we are all ‘kids’ who love bikes!)
“After the ride and delivery, the bikers returned to the Skull and Skud Bikers Bar, and spent the afternoon with a social braai at The Ulysses Terrace and to watch the three Titanium President’s young sons race their plastic motorcycles back and forth.
“We believe in community, and contributing to it where and when we can. It is easier to build children than repair men,” said Harare Bikers Association.