Bikers raise £5,000 for Hospice

Around 400 bikers took to the roads and raised £5,000 at St Elizabeth Hospice’s Motorcycle Run. They rode in convoy on Sunday May 9th to raise money for the charity.

The scenic route started from Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich and went via Hintlesham towards Hadleigh than out towards Lavenham and Bildeston before making its way to Great Blakenham and Claydon and ending at the A14 Orwell Crossing Truck Stop.

The event, which was the second annual ride-out for the Hospice, was supported by Rob Day and Derek Barker, of Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists (SAM), a charity which aims to improve riding standards, and Ray Walters, owner of Orwell Motorcycles.

The Hospice’s community fundraiser Rachael Mittell, who helped organise the event, said: “The atmosphere was excellent and the bikers were very generous. We were really pleased with the turn out and people were in high spirits despite the rain.
“I would like to thank everyone who took part as well as Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists and Ray Walters for all their help. To raise £5,000 for the Hospice in one morning was fantastic and will really make a difference.
“We hope to see everyone again at next year’s St Elizabeth Hospice Motorcycle Run.”

The date for the 2011 event will be announced this autumn.

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