Sixth Form student Wayne Lack and his team ‘Charity Breakers Suffolk’ organised and completed an 80 mile cycle ride for Women’s Aid. Supporting Wayne in this ‘epic’ fundraising push were fellow Sixth Formers James Zebedee, James Trivett and Becca Atkinson, who all played roles in raising these vital funds for a very worthwhile charity.
The three boys cycled all the way to Wrentham (at the very north of the county) and back, whilst Becca Atkinson formed her own small team of fundraisers who went to the seafront with collection tins.
Wayne, the leader of the team, was delighted to have succeeded in not only raising money, but completing the challenge! He said ‘it was a cracker of a day, extremely tiring by the end but for a great cause. I would seriously recommend if anyone else plans to do 80 miles they should practise before attempting it, because the last 30 miles were a continuous ache!’.
The team raised £282 in sponsorship plus a further £67 in collection tins, bringing the total to a fantastic £349 for the Women’s Aid charity.
James Zebedee summed up the whole fundraising adventure by saying ‘it was a very enjoyable day with the guys, lots of laughs and lots of hard times as well. I’m glad we did this bike ride, however it was a struggle to sit down comfortably for quite a while afterwards!’
This team of Sixth Formers aim to complete a number of fundraising events, so watch out for them in the future!