Suffolk Cycle Challenge raises thousands of pounds for St Elizabeth Hospice

Around 180 cyclists joined St Elizabeth Hospice for the Suffolk Cycle Challenge, raising thousands of pounds for the charity. 

The sponsored ride, which took place on Sunday 31st August, started at Framlingham College. Riders completed a 40 or 80-mile loop, or took part in a short family ride.

Joanne Rodger, Events and Challenges Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said “It’s been an absolutely beautiful day for the Suffolk Cycle Challenge, with plenty of people arriving to register on the day and make the most of the glorious sunshine.

“We’ve raised more than £5,000, which is brilliant for an inaugural event, and I’d like to thank all of the cyclists, their sponsors and all our wonderful volunteers who have helped make the day such a success. The money raised will help us continue to improve life for people living with a progressive illness.”

St Elizabeth Hospice costs £9.1m a year to run and it relies on fundraising events such as the Suffolk Cycle Challenge, as well as donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of its costs.

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