Cyclists bring in £10,000 for hospital through debut West Suffolk Spin
Fund-raising cyclists used pedal power to bring in about £10,000 for West Suffolk Hospital.
More than 350 riders stepped up a gear for the inaugural West Suffolk Spin to cycle 100, 50 or 25 miles from Nowton Park in aid of six different areas of the hospital.
There was also a free family cycle during the Bury St Edmunds event, which was organised by the hospital’s My WiSH charity’s special events committee.
Paul Rayner, chairman of the committee, said: “I had initially hoped for 300 riders and to raise around £5,000. So to hopefully double that figure is just incredible.
“This was the first cycling event I had been involved in and what struck me was the camaraderie among the riders - there was such a wonderful atmosphere around the whole day.
“The committee would like to thank all the riders, our main supporters Revel Outdoors, councillor Sarah Stamp who funded the family cycle ride, all our sponsors and our wonderful volunteers.”
Supported by the Bury Free Press, the West Suffolk Spin raised funds for departments including women and children, cancer services, stroke services, cardiology, the emergency department and the general fund of My WiSH Charity, which supports all areas of patient care.