Diss bike club raises hundreds for charity

Barry Whittingham presenting Tim Jenkins with a cheque for more than £600. Picture: East Anglia’s Ch

Barry Whittingham presenting Tim Jenkins with a cheque for more than £600. Picture: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices - Credit: Archant

A renaissance club has raised hundreds for a children's charity.

The Harley Renaissance Club raised £607 during the fifth consecutive summer party at Diss Town Football Club for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

The lead organiser was Barry Whittingham and there was live music from pop and rock cover band The Muppits.

Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: 'With another almost £2 million still to raise for the nook appeal, support from community organisations like this is vital.

'We're so pleased to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the Harley Renaissance Club's summer party – it really sounded like a great occasion.'

EACH offers care to 126 children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, in addition to support for 166 family members.

It is currently looking to raise £10 million for a new hospice in Framingham Earl.