Norfolk duo take on Barcelona to Poringland cycle in aid of All Hallows Hospital in Bungay

Two fundraising cyclists are currently making their way back to Norfolk from the Spanish city of Barcelona.

The duo are cycling 980 miles and are aiming to arrive back in Poringland on Saturday afternoon.

Vic Harwin, 51, from Costessey, and Stuart Askew, 54, from Poringland, set off on the charity cycling challenge on Saturday, May 26 to raise funds for All Hallows Hospital in Bungay.

They have been inspired to raise funds for the hospice after Tom Greensides, well-known around Poringland for his community involvement, went into All Hallows.

Suzie Vincent, a friend of Vic's who has been helping the pair raise awareness of their ride, said: 'Tom has lived in the village all his life, had a business there and was always very good about sponsoring the local football club and darts team.


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'He is a long-standing and well-known member of the village so they wanted to raise money for All Hallows after Tom went in there.'

The two cyclists aim to help provide more equipment for All Hallows Hospital and have funded the trip themselves in order for all proceeds to go to the home.

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They have been supported in their cause by local businesses including Top Hat Fancy Dress, Pedal Revolution, Rainbow International and CIM Signs and Graphics.

Suzie added: 'I've had a friend go into All Hallows before and was so impressed with how lovely it was in there and how caring and kind the staff are.'

Vic and Stuart are aiming to arrive at Poringland's Royal Oak pub, in The Street, at 4pm on Saturday.

There they will be greeted by family and friends with a celebration event to mark their return, with refreshments available and a raffle to continue the fundraising.

- Are you taking on a charity challenge? Contact Local Life editor David Freezer 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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