CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE… AGAINST ALL ODDS (i e CORONAVIRUS) WE DID IT and raised more money than last year!
The annual fundraising event for Suffolk’s church buildings went ahead on Saturday 12 September and now the sponsor money from hundreds of cyclists, walkers, runners and church volunteers has largely been counted, the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust are pleased to announce that the total far exceeds last year’s achievement.
So far, with more money still coming in, sponsorship has raised £157,000, exceeding last year’s total of £128,223. Usually over 500 churches take part in the fundraising day which is organised by Suffolk Historic Churches Trust. Not surprisingly fewer churches were open to receive the hundreds of participants, but the average raised per participating church was well up.
Thank you VERY much if you put on your walking boots, pumped up your tyres or sat in the entrance of a church to sign everyone’s sponsor forms. Many churches didn’t feel able to take part this year and we quite understand. For those that did…. THANK YOU! Let’s hope that in 2021 we are back to normal.
Ride and Stride next year is on Saturday, 11 September 2021.
EXCITING NEWS: New for 2020, we had a photography competition for walkers, riders and runners, for the photos they took as they headed around their chosen route in Suffolk. Thanks to a generous donation, the prize is a £100 voucher. The winners are the Britten family who cycled around the Long Melford area.
To see more photos click here: Ride and Stride 2020 photography competition