Charity bike ride organisers renew offer to buy life-saving defibrillators for community

St Edmunds Wheel bike ride presentation''Pictured: Ian Turner, Brian Hurrell and Steve Laycock with a cheque showing how much they have raised in total over the years they have been doing the bike ride ANL-141114-074716009
St Edmunds Wheel bike ride presentation''Pictured: Ian Turner, Brian Hurrell and Steve Laycock with a cheque showing how much they have raised in total over the years they have been doing the bike ride ANL-141114-074716009
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Organisers of a popular charity cycle ride have renewed their offer to buy life-saving defibrillators for businesses, sports clubs and community groups.

Ian Turner, Steve Laycock and Brian Hurrell ran the St Edmunds Wheel Trust ride for 18 years and held the final ride last June. As of 2014, the event had raised £232,000 for numerous local good causes and the trio will reveal their final grand total at a presentation evening this year.

They want to spend some of the money raised last year on defibrillators for local businesses and organisations and are continuing to appeal for anyone who is interested in the equipment to get in touch.

Mr Hurrell said: “We’ve had about five apply and we could do with a few more.

“We’re looking to give out between eight to 10 defibs.

“It’s open to anyone - shops, businesses, sports centres, clubs and community organisations. For those who have applied there’s no need to apply again.”

They aim to donate the rest of the money to St Nicholas Hospice Care and other charities. Anyone who is interested should apply within the next fortnight by emailing brian@hurrell.me.uk