Bikers for Kids Toy Run, Santa Fun Run 2015 | photos

Bikers for Kids Toy Run, Santa Fun Run 2015 | photos Newcastle Bikers for Kids annual toy run at Newcastle Foreshore on December 6, 2015. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.
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TweetFacebook Bikers for Kids Toy Run and the Variety Santa Fun Run.Pictures from the Bikers for Kids Toy Run and the Variety Santa Fun Run, both held in Newcastle on December 6.BIKERS and cannon fire might not seem like traditional Christmas fare, but the annual Toy Run that kicked off in Newcastle on Sunday helps bring the season alive for Hunter children in need.

On-lookers liningthe harbour as the 38thannual Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run thundered past.

Each year about 10,000 leather-clad motorcyclists ride from Stockton to the Newcastle Foreshore donating gifts to the Salvation Army, an Sunday was no different.

Last year the event made $97,000, which goes toward vouchers of about $150 that parents can use to buy presents for their children.

A short walk down the road, more than 2000 people donned a more time-honoured Christmas outfit, pulling on red hats and suits totake onthe five-kilometreVariety Santa Fun Run.

Starting at Harbour Square inHoneysuckle, the runners and walkerstook thescenic route along the harbour, part ofa bid to raise $250,000 to help sick, disadvantaged orspecial needs children.

Variety chief executive Tam Johnston said the run was “a hoot”.