A trio of cyclists saw their efforts rewarded when they handed over a cheque for nearly £9,000 to a life-saving charity.
Nigel Jeavons, Malcolm Tuff and David Youngs, who all work for Hughes Electrical, travelled 500 miles in five days in June across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Their epic journey started in Spalding on June 6 and finished in King’s Lynn on June 10. In between they visited 34 Hughes stores across the five counties.
“Our original target was to raise £5,000 so the fact we have nearly doubled that is great news,” said Nigel Jeavons. “While we are all keen cyclists, 30-40 miles a day was our usual limit so having to more than double that for five consecutive days was a tough ask but somehow we managed it!
“The EAAA is such a great organisation that saves lives 365 days a year so it is particularly rewarding to know the money raised is going to such a good cause.”
The trio presented the cheque to EAAA chief executive Patrick Peal at its Norwich base. He said “These guys really pushed themselves in support of EAAA – we’re all really grateful.”
Area fundraising manager Chris Donaldson added: “This is another example of the fine support that EAAA enjoys from companies within our region. It’s a real achievement that has paid for almost three full missions. We are very grateful to all the riders who have helped our crews save lives throughout East Anglia.”