Ax-Pedition cycle ride raises more than £4k

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:49 21 December 2016

eque recipients with Rotarians and members of Axminster Tools and Machinery. 	Picture: BARRIE CASTLE

eque recipients with Rotarians and members of Axminster Tools and Machinery. Picture: BARRIE CASTLE

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This year’s Ax-Pedition charity cycle ride has raised more than £4,000 for local good causes.

The event in September was co-organised by Axminster Tools and Machinery and the town’s Rotary Club.

More than 250 entrants completed either the 50km or 100km course, riding through the Devon and Dorset countryside.

Last week, the Rotary Club of Axminster hosted a lunch to celebrate the success of the event and present the donations.

Members of the Axminster Tools and Machinery team who were instrumental in running the fundraiser - Grant Jones, Philip Rowe and Mitch Hopkins, - were there, along with the Rotarians chiefly involved in the event – president John Foulkes, Chris Painton, Martin King and Don Waterhouse.

The four main beneficiaries were: ELF, represented 
by Natalie Searle; The 
British Heart Foundation, 
represented by Joy 
Petley; HALFF, represented 
by Kate Handley; and The Project, represented by Kerry Cable.

All four recipients gave a 
short presentation on how 
their respective charities 
were going to benefit from the awards.


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