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Charity gears up for marathon ride to France

People involved in the charity cycle to Plaisir. Picture: Access Community Trust

People involved in the charity cycle to Plaisir. Picture: Access Community Trust

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Staff and service users from a Lowestoft charity are gearing up for a marathon cycle ride

Members of staff from Access Community Trust will cycle from Lowestoft to Plaisir in France and back over 10 days, supported by young service users from the trust.

The team will set off on Wednesday, July 18, and are hoping to raise £5,000.

The trip aims to link people who work with Access with those who lost their lives during the two world wars.

It will also help the charity’s pledge to maintain access to any war graves in east Suffolk with the support of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The participants in the cycle are part of the Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund called Minding the Gap.

During the trip they will put their pre-planned navigational skills to the test and will also create a daily blog in which captures their memorable moments throughout.

So far just over £2,000 has been raised, with funds boosted last week through a cake sale held at Sams Coffee House.

To donate visit https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lowestoft2plaisirfundraiser

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