Diss Young Farmers conquer 340-mile cycle journey to aid MS therapy centre
Diss Young Farmers Club members braved a gruelling 340-mile journey from Paris back to Norfolk, earning nearly £5,000 for a local treatment facility as a result.
Chairman Laurence Brown, and members Robert Johnson, Adam Collins, Rory Anderson, Harry Green and Peter Cox cycled from the base of the Eiffel Tower to Diss between June 3 and June 6, averaging 85 miles a day, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy Centre in Norwich.
Assisted by club vice-chairman Tom Baker, plus Charlotte Wasylenko and Megan Clough, with sponsorships from Thurlow Nunn and Chavery’s Chartered Accountants, their efforts were inspired by Mr Baker’s mother, a long-time supporter of the club who suffers from MS.
After the journey, Mr Brown said: “It was an extremely good experience. It’s something we might only get to do once in a lifetime and we found it very enjoyable.”
Mr Baker added: “It was a great adventure for all of us. It’s nice to be able to support a local charity, because some of the smaller charities are often forgotten about. They have given a lot of help to my mum.”
The total donations tally at the time of going to press is thought to be around £4,500.
To donate towards their cause, please pay a visit to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/dissyoungfarmersclub