Bike festival in Attleborough held last year raises £2,000 for day centre and summer play scheme

Attleborough Bike Festival Trail sees more than 90 businesses decorate bikes ahead of the Tour of Br

Attleborough Bike Festival Trail sees more than 90 businesses decorate bikes ahead of the Tour of Britain. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A festival which last year saw Attleborough decorated with more than 100 bikes has raised £2,000 for causes in the town.

The Attleborough Fun Fest Team have raised £2,000 for Club 99 and Attleborough day care centre after

The Attleborough Fun Fest Team have raised £2,000 for Club 99 and Attleborough day care centre after a successful bike trail last year. Pictured here is Club 99. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The Fun Fest Team organised the trail and events last year to mark the Tour of Britain passing through the town last September.

It saw businesses, charities and community groups get involved, with decorated bikes dotted around all corners of Attleborough.

Now, they have presented £1,000 to the day care centre, who will use the cash to upgrade furniture in the church rooms at St Mary's Church, where they meet.

It is hoped the changes will make centre users more comfortable.

The Attleborough Fun Fest Team have raised £2,000 for Club 99 and Attleborough day care centre after

The Attleborough Fun Fest Team have raised £2,000 for Club 99 and Attleborough day care centre after a successful bike trail last year. Pictured here is the day centre team. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

On behalf of the day centre, Emma Callaghan, manager, said: 'I am delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000 from the funds raised during the bike fest last year and would like to thank the individuals involved in organising the event.

'It was a huge success and showed real community spirit in the town. We have been planning to update the furniture at our day centre for a while, so the £1,000 will be spent on some new chairs.'

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She said some of the chairs date back to when the centre opened 22 years ago.

Meanwhile, summer play scheme Club 99 also received £1,000, which will go towards swimming lessons for users. The club is designed for children in and around Attleborough and has been operation for about 17 years.

In that time it has helped more than 500 young people.

Tony Perkins, Attleborough mayor, said it was 'wonderful' to recognise the causes.

It was announced last week that the Aviva's Women's Tour will pass through Attleborough during its first leg.

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