Businesses join forces to support local charities and promote big race

Heart of Haverhill charity bike ride

Businesses and individuals joined forces on Friday to support two local charities while promoting Saturday’s stage of The Women’s Tour.

As excitement builds ahead of the final stage of the prestigious race beginning in Haverhill town centre, the Heart of Haverhill business group organised a charity static bike ride to raise awareness.

Volunteer riders, including Haverhill mayor Liz Smith, local business people and charity supporters, took part to ride the total distance between Haverhill and Felixstowe – which replicates Saturday’s final stage.

More than £200 was also raised from a raffle and donations to support the Joshua Tarrant Trust and My Blue Heart, within the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Julie Clark, town centre manager for the Heart of Haverhill, said: “We wanted to do something to raise awareness of The Women’s Tour starting in the town on Saturday.

“At the same time, we felt it was a great chance to unite businesses and individuals in support of some fantastic local charities.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported us on the day including those who donated raffle prizes.”

The distance between Haverhill and Felixstowe, where the 2021 race will end on Saturday, is 155 kilometres with Friday’s participants cycling a total of 310 kilometres.

Julie said she wanted to thank all the businesses and organisations who supported the day including Betfred, Lloyds, Nine jars, Hughes, Iceland, Ellis Interiors, Fiscale, Jamie’s Meat Inn, Ronnies Bakery, John’s Menswear, Haverhill Arts Centre, Abbeycroft Leisure, 1 Accounts, Saffron Building Society, Barclays, Deja Vu, Gurteens, Aerocycles, Haverhill Youth Skills Advisor and Haverhill Town Council.

Businesses join forces to support local charities and promote big race
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