The Reading Toy Run in support of the Barnardo’s Christmas people happened on Sunday 8th December and a contingent of 15 Berkshire Freemasons help marshal the event.
The Toy Run, which is in its 34th year, attracts up to 1,500 riders from all over the country and is holder of the Guinness Record for the world’s largest toy run. The route runs from the Wood plc building, formerly Foster Wheeler, to High Close School in Wokingham and requires around 160 marshals to assist in the road closure. Many thousands of spectators line the route and it has become an eagerly anticipated event in the area.
The run supports the Barnardo’s organisation, and results in many thousands of toys being donated which are distributed throughout the UK as gifts for the children, not just at Christmas, but throughout the year.
The brethren were joined by a substantial contingent from the Buckinghamshire Province.