Business bikers are riding high in hospice challenge

The HSBC Business Ride Out for St Nicholas Hospice Care is stopping off at Moreton Hall on route to Felixstowe
The HSBC Business Ride Out for St Nicholas Hospice Care is stopping off at Moreton Hall on route to Felixstowe
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BIKING bankers and their clients have raised £1,065 for St Nicholas Hospice.

More than 20 bikers made donations to ride from HSBC’s regional office in Cambridge to Felixstowe for a fish and chip supper last Thursday. They stopped at Moreton Hall Community Centre in Bury St Edmunds, where they met staff from the St Nicholas Hospice Care team.

HSBC’s Suffolk and North Essex Commercial Team organised the challenge as part of its efforts for the three-month Towergate Accumulator Challenge, where businesses battle to turn £50 into as much cash for the Hospice as possible. Since the challenge began in June, 50 firms taking part have organised a host of money-making schemes.

They include Paul Peachey, of Falcon Promotions, Woolpit, who is making a sponsored tandem skydive on Sunday and can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/paul-peachey

Glasswells staff could be gaining a few pounds as those in the gift, linens, cookware and lighting departments are baking cakes each week to sell to other members of staff, raising an average £20 a week, while a cake sale was held at the warehouse, raising £229, and recipe books compiled by staff raised more than £200.

The Bakers Tilley Team raised more than £1,000 with a healthier charity rounders afternoon at the British Sugar Sports and Social Club.

Cinnamon Edge held a successful content writing and marketing workshop at the Farmers Club, in Bury.

Knights Lowe Chartered Accountants, of Bury, held two karting events for 28 local business teams at the Red Lodge Karting Centre raising £550.