A teenager who had been made to feel "worthless" by a sustained campaign of bullying made a triumphant entrance to her school prom at the head of a phalanx of some 300 bikers.
Felicity Warburton, 15, had been terrified about attending the event because of the cruelty of some of her fellow pupils.
But she was stunned when bikers showed up in their droves on the evening of Monday, September 6 – revving their engines to applause from Felicity’s classmates and teachers.
Her mum, Kathryn Warburton, put out an appeal on Facebook last month asking for WAC Motorcycle Club to attend the prom at the Worcester Warriors Stadium to support the young girl.
She wrote: "Felicity has been looking forward to her prom as she feels that this will be the point where she can show (the bullies) that they can’t hurt her anymore.
"They have bullied her so much she has even contemplated suicide in the past year, so I really want her prom to be everything she wants and needs it to be."
Following the appeal, almost 300 bikers from the club and others from around the UK, turned up to escort Felicity to her prom.
Dad Rich Morris, 45, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, said: "It was amazing. We were hoping for maybe 10 or so bikers to come but there were hundreds.
"They kept coming batch by batch until there were so many bikers you couldn’t even see Felicity in the middle of them all."
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She went on: "Felicity loved every minute and it was just incredible to see the support from all the bikers."
Felicity, who has dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome, suffered bullying from tormentors who have verbally abused her virtually every day since she was at primary school.
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The sheer number of bikers who turned up meant it took the teen 30 minutes to travel the five miles from her home to the venue.
Dawn Thomas, of the WAC Motorcycle Club, said: "We were initially contacted by Felicity’s mum Kathryn to see if we would provide a few of us on bikes to escort her to her prom.
"There were a few other groups involved and we ended up with over 200 bikes escorting Felicity on the ride of her life."
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