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Football fans take a spin in aid of children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 23:43 19 September 2018

Adam Robinson, Grahame Bolton and daughter Charlotte, Chris Chapman, Sandeep Uppal and Owen Thomas, and Gary Williams, all members of Eastern Blueswho took part in the 200-mile-plus Ride for Life. PHOTO: EACH

Adam Robinson, Grahame Bolton and daughter Charlotte, Chris Chapman, Sandeep Uppal and Owen Thomas, and Gary Williams, all members of Eastern Blueswho took part in the 200-mile-plus Ride for Life. PHOTO: EACH

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A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

Chelsea fans from Bungay, Wymondham, Norwich and Thetford took part in the three-day challenge Ride for Life, organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in July.

All are members of Eastern Blues, the official Chelsea supporters club for Norfolk and Suffolk. EACH generated over £30,000 from Ride for Life, which will go towards the nook appeal.

Among those who made friends with the group along the way was Andrew Goodson, from Messing, whose son William, two, receives care from EACH’s hospice in Ipswich.

Mr Goodson and family recently joined Eastern Blues at The Treehouse for a cheque presentation where the Chelsea fans brought along personalised home and away kits for William.

For more information, visit www.each.org.uk/the-nook.

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