Fenn Wright Cycle Challenge exceeds fundraising target for Cancer Support Suffolk

05 Jul 24

Yesterday, a team of Fenn Wright employees undertook an 180km cycle challenge from our most southerly office in Chelmsford to our flagship office in Woodbridge.  They were supported by a number of colleagues who participated in various legs of the journey and joined by employees of Fitch & Fitch and East of England Co-op.

As well as visiting all eleven Fenn Wright offices on their journey, the team also stopped at three stores en route, with East of England Co-op kindly donating lunch and supplies along the way.  With an average speed of 13.06mph, it took a total of just over 8 1/2 hours of cycling time to cross the finish line, where they were greeted by Alice Stebbings and Kimya Piper from Cancer Support Suffolk and Partners and staff of Fenn Wright in the Woodbridge office.

Commenting on the success, Fundraising Manager Alice said “The team at Fenn Wright undertook an amazing challenge and on behalf of Cancer Support Suffolk, I would like to thank them and all those who donated.  We believe education is fundamental and by recognising the signs and getting an early diagnosis, up to 80% of common cancers can be successfully treated.  The money raised will allow us to support more people with non-clinical services , including counselling and complementary therapies.”


Donald Barber MRICS, who organised the event alongside fellow Building Surveyor, Nigel Berry MRICS added “Originally we had set a target of £1,000, but with the fantastic support from our colleagues, clients, friends and families, I am delighted that we have been able to more than triple that.  Seeing the total increase throughout the day gave the team a boost and spurred us on our way, so thank you to everyone who contributed and of course, my fellow cyclists.”

Cancer Support Suffolk is Fenn Wright’s nominated charity of the year and was founded in 1998 to assist people diagnosed with cancer.  Their aim is to educate communities in our region about the symptoms to look out for and support patients during treatment, providing a safe space and offering wellbeing workshops.

There is still time to donate to this incredible local charity, so if you would like to make a donation, please find a link to our JustGiving page below: