Haverhill businesses unite to support town charities and promote Women's Tour
Businesses and individuals joined forces last Friday to support two local charities while promoting Saturday’s stage of The Women’s Tour.
The final stage of the prestigious race begins in Haverhill, and the Heart of Haverhill business group organised a charity static bike ride to raise awareness.
Volunteer riders, including Haverhill mayor Liz Smith, local business people and charity supporters, took part to ride 155km, the distance between Haverhill and Felixstowe, where the final stage ends. In all, they actually cycled 310km.
More than £200 was also raised from a raffle and donations to support the Joshua Tarrant Trust and My Blue Heart, within the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
Julie Clark, town centre manager for the Heart of Haverhill, said: “We wanted to do something to raise awareness of The Women’s Tour starting in the town on Saturday.
“At the same time, we felt it was a great chance to unite businesses and individuals in support of some fantastic local charities.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported us on the day including those who donated raffle prizes.”
Julie said she wanted to thank all the businesses and organisations who supported the day including Betfred, Lloyds, Nine Jars, Hughes, Iceland, Ellis Interiors, Fiscale, Jamie’s Meat Inn, Ronnies Bakery, John’s Menswear, Haverhill Arts Centre, Abbeycroft Leisure, 1 Accounts, Saffron Building Society, Barclays, Deja Vu, Gurteen, Aerocycles, Haverhill Youth Skills Advisor and Haverhill Town Council.