Diss building society workers set for charity walk

Staff from a Diss building society branch will be donning their walking boots next month to raise funds for a children's hospice charity.

Workers from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society office in the Market Place will be taking part in the EDP Ride for Life in Thetford Forest on Sunday, May 15 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each).

This will be the third year that the Diss team have taken part, and they are hoping to beat last year's time of two hours 50 minutes for the nine mile walk.

Hundreds of people are expecting to turn out for the event, which is being held at Santon Downham. There are different length cycle routes to chose from, starting at 10 miles, along with three walks.

The money raised from the event will go towards helping to support children with life-threatening illnesses and their families who use the Each hospices in Ipswich, Cambridge and Quidenham.

Dan Burden, Diss customer consultant, said they hoped to beat last year's �500 total.

'It should be a brilliant day out, especially if the weather is kind to us. Each is N&P's staff charity, so the fact that this event is so close to our branch fits perfectly, and we are delighted to be a part of it all.

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'It's such a brilliant feeling being among so many other people who are all there for the same important reason, to help raise as much money for Each as possible.'

'We are really looking forward to taking part as a team, some of us are taking our partners along too, so there should be a good crowd of us to keep the chatter going on the walk,' he said.

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