Businesses host events in Bury St Edmunds for Accumulator Challenge

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Businesses are pulling out all the stops for this year’s Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge with a charity car boot sale, car wash, fun day, quiz night and cycle race among events planned.

The annual fund-raiser asks local businesses to raise as much money as possible for St Nicholas Hospice care during a three month period using a £50 donation given by sposnor Jacobs Allen.

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Today, two keen cyclists are set to race each other through the Bury St Edmunds hospice’s service area.

Adrian Barber and Simon Jackson, from Barber Jackson brand consultancy, are gearing up for the Barber Vs Jackson: Recycled challenge, where they will race a 40-mile cycle trail around West Suffolk, setting off from the starting point in different directions.

To donate, go to www.just giving.com/re-cycled

Throughout August, charity car washes are available in the car park of Swayne and Partners veterinary surgery in Western Way, Bury.

They cost £5 each and are available Monday to Friday from 9.30am-4.30pm.

The surgery is also running a puppy photo competition, with participants asked to vote for their favourite from a display of photos to be the cover of a new puppy handbook.

Votes cost 50p each and those who choose the winner will be entered into a draw to win a doggy hamper.

On Sunday (August 16), a 365Motivate bootcamp and sports day will take place at Hardwick Primary School, in Bury, from 12-2pm.

Attractions include a dance display, music, stalls, food and a raffle with the free hire of a bouncy castle - worth £85 - as the top prize.

While entry to the event is free, taking part in the sports day costs £4 and is suitable for all ages.

To sign up or to donate a raffle prize, email lucy@365motivate.co.uk or call 07875 757060.

Then at 7.30pm on Sunday, the East of England Co-op are hosting a quiz night at the Ember Inn pub on Moreton Hall.

Entry costs £10 per team, with a maximum of six players per team, and the winner will receive £40.

Tickets are available from the Co-op in Out Risbygate, Bury, or Ember Inn in Lawson Place, Bury.

Next Saturday (August 22), Glasswells is hosting a car boot sale at its car park in Newmarket Road, Bury, from 7-10am.

It is hoping to sell up to 140 pitches, at £5 each. To reserve a pitch, email ben.crissall@glass wells.co.uk

Glasswells is also holding an art exhibition from September 18-28, where it will display the work of local artists for a commission to be donated to the charity.