Mum and daughter join the bikers

A MOTHER and daughter have joined hundreds of bikers in a ride to raise money for a charity which supported them enormously.

A MOTHER and daughter have joined hundreds of bikers in a ride to raise money for a charity which supported them enormously.

Jan Goulding, 47, of The Woolnoughs, Kesgrave, donated her kidney to her daughter, Abigail, in March, and the pair have since recovered well.

Yesterday they joined in the Triangle Motorcycle Club's sixth annual ride, which is raising funds for the charity Climb that helped them through Abigail's illness, Cystinosis, a rare genetic disorder of the renal tubes.

So they both clambered onto the back of motorbikes taking part in the 50-mile charity ride from the Orwell Crossing Truck Stop on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge to the Beaconsfield Arms in Occold.

Mrs Goulding said: “It is fantastic they decided to raise money for Climb and we are really grateful.

“One of the members nominated the charity because of us and we wanted to make sure we got as involved as possible so we're going on the bikes too.”

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Abigail added: “It's really good to be able to go on a bike and really fun to be part of the event.”

Eric Brown, charity secretary for the Triangle Motorcycle Club, said: “It is great they are both taking part and the charity's founders have travelled down from Crewe so they are really involved.

“It is a great event with a great atmosphere and it is fantastic that motorcyclists can put something back into the system by doing this.”

Are you raising money for a special cause? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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