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Eden Rose Coppice Trust adopted as Boxford Bike Club's chosen charity for 2020

A Sudbury-based wellbeing charity has received the backing of a local cycling club, which has pledged the proceeds from all of its fundraising efforts over the year.

Boxford Bike Club confirmed it has adopted Eden Rose Coppice Trust as its chosen charity for 2020, with the first fundraiser, a quiz night, taking place at Boxford Village Hall on February 29.

This will be followed by the club’s marquee annual event, the Boxford Tornado, a non-competitive ride now in its ninth year, which attracts more than 500 entrants each time to complete a 40 or 60-mile course.

FEATURE: Eden-Rose Coppice Trust and Rob Brooks ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (26256494)
FEATURE: Eden-Rose Coppice Trust and Rob Brooks ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (26256494)

The donations will support Eden Rose Coppice’s ongoing work to improve people’s wellbeing by providing a natural, restorative environment to interact with.

Eden Rose Coppice founder Dr Rob Brooks said: “As a small but effective charity, funding in today’s climate is very difficult.

“The charity has no professional salaried staff for funding applications and relies on voluntary time in seeking funds to maintain the high level of care that Eden Rose Coppice is proud of.

“The fact that Boxford Bike Club has made us its charity of the year is fantastic news and means we can further plan and enhance our valuable work in the community.

“The trust’s volunteers and staff, all of whom are unpaid, plan to take part in the club’s fundraising events to help raise as much money as possible.”

Last year, the club collected more than £4,000 for Children with Cancer, and has raised almost £20,000 for various charities.

For more information, go online to www.boxfordbikeclub.co.uk.