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Fund-raisers sweat it out for 12-hour cyclothon in Bury St Edmunds

Pictured at the cyclothon are Trudy Kent, Fiona Palmer, Gillian Stillicorn, Stephanie Freeman, Simon Drew and Justin Harvey

Pictured at the cyclothon are Trudy Kent, Fiona Palmer, Gillian Stillicorn, Stephanie Freeman, Simon Drew and Justin Harvey

Fund-raisers from Bury St Edmunds have sweated it out to raise funds for a national disability charity.

A 12-hour cyclothon, held at LA fitness, on Moreton Hall, last Tuesday raised £600 for United Response, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities.

As well as raising vital cash, the event, which started at 8am, drummed up plenty of support from the local community.

Trudy Kent, the United Response staff member who came up with the idea, said: “We wanted to raise as much money as possible for United Response which helps support people in the local area. So what better way than getting people to exercise which helped improve their fitness and help us raise some much-needed money?”

She added: “It was a great turn out on the day and by the end we had lots of tired legs. Even people that didn’t cycle came along and lent a hand and gave our cyclists some encouragement.”

Businesses that supported the event include: Moreton Hall-based Arko, LA Fitness and DFS, Bury-based HSBC and The Body Shop, KPO Osteopathic & sports injury clinic, in Newmarket, and Aspal Lane Nursery, in Beck Row.

For more information on United Response, visit www.unitedresponse.org.uk

 

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