It’s smashed a 37-year record – as the Norfolk Bike Ride tops £140,000.
And more funds are still coming in to boost the Norfolk Churches Trust’s latest fund-raising success story.
Organiser Charlie Inglis said that a “staggering £140,000” has already been raised – the highest figure since it was first held in 1983.
The previous record of £139,564 was set in 2008 – and the latest total tops last year’s total of £95,037 by a country mile. And rather like the latest USA’s presidential election, “the envelopes are still coming in,” added Mr Inglis.
The 2020 Bike Ride will also overhaul another milestone – raising a total of more than £3m to enable the Norfolk Churches Trust to help conserve and care for places of worship of all denominations.
Mr Inglis, who cycled to a total of 23 churches on Saturday, September 12 with his son and three friends, said that glorious weather obviously helped.
He thanked hundreds of fund-raisers for supporting the Bike Ride. Funds raised benefit the Norfolk Churches Trust and are shared with the fund-raiser’s own church.
It took just a month to break the £100,000 mark – and a remarkable single donation of £25,000 was another major boost.
Mr Inglis said that the support of the Bishop of Norwich, who is a vice-patron of the trust, had been very welcome in encouraging so many fund-raisers to take part in September’s event
The Norfolk Churches Trust welcomes members. It costs about £2.50 per month to become a Friend of the Norfolk Churches Trust.
Annual membership costs £30pa or £45pa for joint – see the website for details.