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On your bake! Cyclists raise hundreds of pounds for the nook appeal

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On your bake! Cyclists raise hundreds of pounds for the nook appeal

A group of Norfolk cyclists have raised £308.14 for the nook appeal by treating themselves to cake.

The 53-11 Cycling Club was founded in April 2014 and its members, of all ages and abilities, are easy to spot as they wear unmistakeable, bright pink jerseys.

The club leads social rides on three evenings of the working week plus during the day on Sundays.

The rides often include some sort of café or pub stop, further promoting the social aspect. Recently, cyclists have been indulging in cakes baked by Sally Eggleton, donating £1 to the nook appeal for every slice.

Donations have, generously, been doubled by Ian Goody, a member of 53-11 and also CEO of Premier Financial Group that sponsors the club.

Cyclists handed over the money when they cycled to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), the charity behind the nook appeal, in Quidenham.

Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: “How fantastic that these folks are doing something they love, having a tasty treat along the way and managing to support us in the process! We’ve around £1.6 million left to raise of our £10 million nook appeal. The money is funding the building of our brand new hospice in Framingham Earl that will transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk.”

The 53-11 Cycling Club has agreed to support the nook appeal throughout 2019 when it hopes to raise double what it has done this year.

For more information about the nook appeal, visit www.each.org.uk/the-nook. For more about 53-11, go to www.53-11.club.

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