Cyclists, runners and walkers turned out in their hundreds for this year’s charity event, the Trivium, to raise money for local charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Wearing red and white t-shirts bearing the event logo, the fundraisers set off from the Thetford office, with some participants travelling across the historic Nun’s Bridges and through Thetford Forest.
The fundraisers were welcomed to the event by surprise a guest, Bradley Wiggins. A gorilla statue created to look like the Olympic cyclist was on loan from the charity GoGoGorillas, along with R G Carter’s construction worker gorilla. Both statues were positioned near the Trivium’s start line and will go on to join 48 others to form a trail around the city of Norwich from 24 June.
Friends, families and dogs alike helped to make the day a great success, and despite a few participants becoming lost along the way, all made it back to the finishing point to collect a well-deserved medal.
James Carter handed over a cheque to EACH’s partnerships manager Mark Loades, who thanked everyone for their fundraising efforts. ‘The money that you have raised today will make an enormous difference to the lives of those that EACH supports’, added Mark.