Readers boost Clic into Action Appeal
SUPPORT for CLIC into Action has seen some of our readers embark on amazing adventures to help us reach our £50,000 target.From the top of the Peruvian Andes to Vietnam, to Ardnamurchan Point – the western-most point of the British mainland – they have travelled, or plan to travel, far and wide to help raise money for the EADT appeal.
SUPPORT for CLIC into Action has seen some of our readers embark on amazing adventures to help us reach our £50,000 target.
From the top of the Peruvian Andes to Vietnam, to Ardnamurchan Point – the western-most point of the British mainland – they have travelled, or plan to travel, far and wide to help raise money for the EADT appeal.
All money donated to CLIC into Action will help fund a children's cancer nurse and a play specialist post at hospitals in East Anglia.
Steve Lomas, whose 16-year-old stepson Ollie is undergoing treatment for leukaemia and friends Paul Cheshire and Anita Bond, from Waldringfield are preparing to ride 295 miles across Vietnam on November 21 this year.
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The three will ride more than 80 miles a day for nine days to complete the ride from Danang to Ho Chi Minh. On June 15 the village of Waldringfield is staging "Village on the Run" – a mile and a half fun run, in aid of CLIC into Action.
Peter Heath, a member of the West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club, will set off on May 27 from Lowestoft Ness on a solo ride to Ardnamurchan Point in Scotland. The 700-mile ride will link the eastern and western-most points on the mainland.
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Mr Heath, from Bury St Edmunds, will divide any money raised from the ride between CLIC into Action and the International Myeloma Foundation.
His journey, which he hopes to complete in 10 days, will take in the Lincolnshire Wolds, the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, Gretna Green, the hills of Dumfries and Galloway, the Isle of Arran, Kintyre and the Isle of Mull before the final leg to the point.
Anyone who would like to sponsor Peter can contact him directly on (01284) 724499.
Michaela Kersey, of the East Anglian Daily Times, completed a 12-mile endurance ride on horseback for CLIC into Action, raising £434 for the appeal.
She said: "The ride was fun if physically challenging – I reckon I have pulled 200 muscles."
Michelle Gray, CLIC fundraiser, completed the Inca Trail trek for CLIC into Action earlier this month .
She said: "The very generous support and kind words I received from so many people has been greatly appreciated and went a long way to encouraging me to keep going when the oxygen was thin and the going got extremely tough. I'm delighted to have been pledged £646 for CLIC all of which will go towards our vital services in East Anglia."
Students at Suffolk College raised £812.66 for CLIC into Action during rag week last month .
Emmi-Dawn Farley, Suffolk College Students' Union president, said: "We had a great time raising money organising everything from school discos to pub crawls, sponsored silences, bed pushes and a train station collection. Students got up at 5am and took collecting buckets to catch the commuters in Ipswich. We were very happy to help CLIC into Action."
Overall, rag week raised around £2,500 for local charities.
The Suffolk College childcare centre team also clocked up nearly £900 for the EADT at a Ladies Driving Challenge.