Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Great Blakenham: Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club donates £500 to Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre

13:00 19 April 2014

Copdock Motorcycle Club presents donation to Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre

Copdock Motorcycle Club presents donation to Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre

Archant

An oxygen therapy centre in Suffolk, described as a “lifeline” by its users, has thanked the organisers of an annual motorcycle show for a £500 donation.

shares

The Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, which organises East Anglia’s largest bike show at Trinity Park each October, presented the Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre in Great Blakenham with the cash.

Peter Sims, the charity’s chairman, said he was “exceedingly pleased” to receive the donation, which will help toward’s the centre’s £25,000 annual running costs.

“All of our money comes from either gifts or fundraising so it’s absolutely wonderful news,” he said.

Mr Sims, who relies on oxygen therapy to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, says the centre is a “lifeline” to those who use it.

The motorcycle club has presented nearly £500,000 to local charities
and good causes over the past 23 years and around £50,000 this year alone.

Committee member Alex Malcolm, who visited the centre with the club’s chairman Dave Baldry, has praised the charity for its work and thanked them for the “fantastic” response.

The centre, in Claydon Business Park, has seen a rapid increase in interest following a feature in this newspaper in March.

To find out more about the centre call 01473 830359.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Mick McCarthy, Manager of Ipswich Town shouts instructions Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he is as frustrated and agitated as supporters after this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat at relegation-battling Bristol City made it four losses from five games in all competitions.

The Belstead House in Pinweood, Ipswich.

Frustrated councillors who object to plans to build 155 homes in their parish are threatening legal action against planners.

Former Met police officer Colin Sutton with his dog Jasper

Many might describe Colin Sutton as a ‘proper copper’ - the sort with blue blood running through his family’s veins.

A file  picture of the A14.

A man was taken to hospital after he came off the motorcycle he was riding.

Ellen and her family

There is a nasty rumour going round the playground, writes Ellen Widdup.

A file picture of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters were called to a home in Springfield Road in the early hours.

Tim Passmore has vowed to tackle FGM

Police in Suffolk have said tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and sexual abuse is a key priority, and have vowed to take a “zero tolerance” approach to the issue.

Fun at Sutton Hoo this half-term

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24