“We hope the money helps in some way, because it’s a very good cause for very deserving little people” – motorcycling pals clock up 1,500 miles in 32 hours and raise more than £3,500 for EACH

Determined motorcyclists raised more than £3,500 for charity after embarking on a mammoth trek to all four corners of the UK. Ian Charlesworth, Chris Tebbit, Robert McDonald and Ethan and John Stenner visited the most Northerly, Southerly, Easterly and Western points used for motorcycle riding feats within 32 hours.

Starting at John O’Groats, in Scotland, they headed to St Davids, on the Welsh coast, and Land’s End, in Cornwall, before finishing in Lowestoft. The epic journey was in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and they revved into action at the crack of dawn on Saturday, 29th April.

Salesman Ian and technician Ethan are colleagues at Reiten Motorrad, in Glemsford. John is Ethan’s dad while Chris and Robert are friends from Tect Risk Services and A2B Motorcycle Movers respectively.

“There were a few minor hick-ups, including a couple of punctures, snow, rain and fog so bad you couldn’t see more than 20 yards,” said Ian, who lives in Stowmarket. “However, we completed the challenge safely and got back in one piece. It took us 32 hours from start to finish and the whole journey was more than 1,500 miles. To do that in one day, only stopping for fuel and snacks, was hard going but an amazing experience. We were all chuffed and, apart from a few back and knee aches, we’re all pretty much back to normal.”

Ian and Co. rode on BMW motorbikes and were delighted to raise so much for EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia.

“We were amazed by the support,” added Ian, 47. “Lots of people wanted to know about our fundraising and they donated money wherever we went. Before heading off on our challenge, we even had a letter of support from South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge. We hope the money helps in some way, because it’s a very good cause for very deserving little people.”

Ethan lives in Glemsford, John in Halstead, Essex, and Chris and Robert in Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire.

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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).

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • 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 £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 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 Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
www.instagram.com/eachhospices
www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices


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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