Cyclists hit top gear and use pedal power to support EACH

Pedal power was the order of the day at a fundraising event in Cambridgeshire.

Cyclists hit top gear at the popular Bromswold Bike Fest and supported three worthy causes, including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Proceeds raised £2,111 for EACH – taking the total donated to the charity since 2017 to a stunning £10,547.

Carol Greed, one of the organisers, said: “EACH has been one of the local charities supported by Bromswold Bike Fest since 2017.

“The hospice has provided invaluable support to one of the families living in Leighton Bromswold.

“It was a natural choice to benefit from this event and we look forward to continuing our association with such a worthy cause.”

The Bromswold Bike Fest, which attracts cyclists of all fitness levels, ages and ability, took place on 11th September and also supported Macmillan Cancer Support and Magpas Air Ambulance.

There were six marked routes on quiet west Cambridgeshire roads, ranging in distance from eight miles up to 70.

The event was back after a hiatus last year because of COVID with over 260 cyclists helping raise a grand total of £6,321. It was the seventh edition of the event, which has now raised an incredible £41,361.

Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, opened proceedings and then cycled one of the routes with his daughter.

EACH was represented on the day with a stand, fundraising game and collection buckets, raising even more to the totals above.

The riders returned to a carnival atmosphere in Leighton Bromswold, with live music from the HuMS (Huntingdon Music School), tea and cake, a barbecue, real ale and Pimms. There were also numerous fete stalls run by local community organisations.

Charlotte Griggs, EACH Community Fundraising Assistant for Cambridgeshire and West Essex, said: “We’re grateful to receive this money and be one of the charities to benefit from this year’s Bromswold Bike Fest.

“It’s such a popular and successful event and one we’re proud to have been associated with for the last four years, having received over £10,000.

“The support of those living in our communities is absolutely vital to our work.

“It helps us to continue providing care and support to children, young people and families in Cambridgeshire and across East Anglia.”

The Bike Fest was supported by Peter Lane and Partners Estate Agents, Tesco and Pedal Barn cycle shop in Thrapston.

A cheque presentation took place outside the Green Man pub in Leighton Bromswold.

Next year’s Bromswold Bike Fest will be on Saturday, 11 June. For more information, head to www.bromswoldbikefest.uk

Ends

The hospice has provided invaluable support to one of the families living in Leighton Bromswold.

Notes to Editors

“To need to use a children’s hospice is every parent’s worst nightmare, however, when you get there it’s the most beautiful place imaginable. It’s a lifeline to parents going through the worst possible journey and enables families to find the support that they need.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call our Cambridgeshire fundraisers on 01223 204916.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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