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Ride for Life celebrates a successful year

PUBLISHED: 09:35 18 November 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 01 August 2010

ORGANISERS and participants have celebrated the success of one of the region's biggest charity cycle rides.

More than 1,000 walkers and cyclists took part in this year's Ride for Life in the heart of Thetford Forest to raise much-needed funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

ORGANISERS and participants have celebrated the success of one of the region's biggest charity cycle rides.

More than 1,000 walkers and cyclists took part in this year's Ride for Life in the heart of Thetford Forest to raise much-needed funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Officials from the charity and fundraisers gathered at Santon Downham village hall, near Thetford, this week for an awards ceremony to mark the event, which is sponsored by the EDP.

This year's Ride for Life in May helped generate £62,000 for EACH, which provides care and support for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at its hospice at Quidenham, near Attleborough.

Awards were handed out on Monday night to the top corporate and individual fundraisers and dedicated supporters of the event, which has raised in excess of £620,000 for the charity over the last 16 years.

Karen Chesney, EACH events fundraiser, said: “We are delighted with the success of the Ride for Life events, which go from strength to strength every year

The next Ride for Life takes place at Santon Downham on Sunday May 16.

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