A group of football fans have again shown their charitable sides by riding over 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200 for the nook appeal.
Adam Robinson, from Wymondham, Grahame Bolton and daughter Charlotte, from Bungay, Chris Chapman, Sandeep Uppal and Owen Thomas, all from Norwich, and Gary Williams, from Thetford, took part in Ride for Life, an event organised by EACH, in July.
All are members of Eastern Blues, the official Chelsea supporters club for Norfolk and Suffolk. They were supported in their efforts by SEN Legal, Bar 11, Empower Services and Grahame R Bolton.
EACH generated over £30,000 in total from Ride for Life, with 26 cyclists taking part in the three-day challenge.
Among those who made friends with the Eastern Blues group along the way was Andrew Goodson, from Messing in Essex, whose son William, two, receives care from The Treehouse, EACH's hospice in Ipswich.
Andrew, along with William and wife Emma, recently joined Eastern Blues at The Treehouse for a cheque presentation. The Chelsea fans also brought along personalised home and away kits for William.
Emma says: “Thank you to everyone at Eastern Blues. We had a lovely visit to The Treehouse and it was the perfect end to our recent time off work.”
Adam, Eastern Blues Chair, says: “It has been a pleasure to raise money for such a worthy cause and to see the fantastic work EACH undertakes. A massive thank you to every person who donated, helping us reach this fantastic amount. Days like today make all the training worthwhile.”
Last year, 20 Eastern Blues members climbed Mt Snowdon in Wales, raising £2,679.64 for the nook appeal.