Diss young farmers boost charity’s funds by £8,180
PUBLISHED: 11:12 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:12 21 October 2015
A young farmers club is celebrating after raising more than £8,000 for charity during the course of the last year.
Members of Diss Young Farmers Club have taken on a number of fundraising events including a gruelling 340-mile bike ride from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Diss.
Chairman Laurence Brown, and members Robert Johnson, Adam Collins, Rory Anderson, Harry Green and Peter Cox cycled from the base of the tower back to Norfolk between June 3 and June 6, averaging 85 miles a day.
At a recent meeting the club presented a cheque totalling £8,180 to invited representatives from Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk.
During the presentation evening at Burston Pavilion, club members and charity representatives watched a video created during the cycle challenge.
A representative from the charity said the money would be used to help fund the therapy centre in Norwich which costs £50,000 per year to run.
Through their fundraising efforts Diss Young Farmers Club has been nominated for national club of the month. The club’s chosen charity for the current year is Meningitis Now - a charity whose vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.
For more information about Diss Young Farmers visit www.norfolkyfc.org/diss
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