A motorbike riding club has raised almost £2,000 for a charity which finds foster homes for vulnerable children, young adults and refugees.

The Red Army Riding Club collected £1,600 worth of donations for Phoenix Community Care, which set up their first home in South Tottenham fifteen years ago.

On Saturday December 16 bikers rode in formation from Zenith Motorcycles in Tottenham to homes around Haringey delivering baskets of goodies.

Phoenix Community Care will use money donated to fund the work it carries out in the community.

Club Treasurer, Yvonne, came up with the idea.

She said: “The Red Army Riding Club are delighted that this year’s Xmas Charity Activity supports Phoenix Community Care.

“They provide fostering services and safe accommodation to some of the most vulnerable children who themselves are survivors of unbelievable abuse, violence and trauma.

“Some are refugee children whose families have been tortured and murdered.

“Many are abandoned completely.

“It is our duty to step up and help the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Since 2002 Red Army Riding Club has raised around £60,000 for charity and carried out hundreds of hours of volunteer work.

Pauline Hawkes, Phoenix community care director, said: “Phoenix Community Care is so grateful for all the support the Red Army Riding Club has given; amazing people.

“The boys are so happy and were excited as they rode down to deliver the Christmas treats.”

The social motorcycle club has supported Whizz Kidz, the Trussell Trust food bank, the Wood Green Animal Shelter, St Mungos, the Albert Kennedy Trust, the HIV charity IVO and SERV the blood bikers’ charity.

Snakes, the Red Army Riding Club Road Captain, who led the ride-out on the day, explained: “Phoenix do such important work.

"Fundraising is important but we also had to visit the young people in person and deliver to them the gifts and hampers, to meet them, show our support and let them know that we as members of this community care about them and want them to have hope for the future, and a good Christmas."