Financial execs' fundraising bid comes to Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 September 2010 | UPDATED: 09:50 16 September 2010
England's most easterly point is visited by its fair share of fundraisers, but a charity group with a difference will set off from Lowestoft's Ness Point on Saturday.
England's most easterly point is visited by its fair share of fundraisers, but a charity group with a difference will set off from Lowestoft's Ness Point tomorrow.
Sixteen executives from the financial industry, including the managing director of banking group Santander and officials from Visa and Metro Bank, will leave Lowestoft in the early hours to start a cycle ride to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The group, known as the MoneySpinners, will be cycling 584 miles to the most westerly point of Ireland over eight days in a bid to raise more than £100,000 for charity.
Anthony Thomson, chairman of Metro Bank and founding member of MoneySpinners, said that last year's charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats raised £150,000.
He said: “Last year's ride was tough, but the companionship made it worthwhile. I'm looking forward to renewing friendships with those who rode last year and making new friends. Most of all I'm looking forward to a few pints of Guinness at the end.”
To follow the group's progress, visit www.moneyspinners.org.uk.