Coronation Street actor and keen motorcycle enthusiast Ian Pulston-Davies joined more than 500 bikers at Smiths Honda on Sunday, December 7 for a record-breaking Christmas charity ride to Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Motorbikes, scooters, trikes, quads and sidecars all rode out from Boughton delivering Christmas presents for the children staying there over the festive season. Bikers also gave generous donations needed for the hospice to provide respite, end-of-life and bereavement care for children and young adults with complex medical needs.

Karen Smith from Smiths Honda and Bill Smith Motors said: “As we all gear up for our lovely Christmas holiday it’s important to think about those around us who aren’t as fortunate and nothing compares to the life-threatening and life limiting strains the children and their families at Claire House live with every day.

“We are totally blown away by bikers support for our ninth and biggest ever charity run,. As a business and family we have supported Claire House from before they even dug their first bit of soil to build the specialist hospice. It’s a special place very dear to my heart and year on year becoming very dear to our customers and supporters from all around the North West.


Claire House look after families from across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, West and Lancashire to provide a home-from-home environment for children and young people.

Corporate fundraising manager at Claire House Angela Rawsthorne said: “The event was very well attended with incredibly generous bikers - a huge thanks goes out to you all. We were absolutely thrilled to have a captive audience to share the Claire House story with - all thanks to Karen and the team at Smith’s Honda and Bill Smith Motors.”

The total amount raised so far is just over £3000.