Children’s charity invites you to get on your bike with Santa

Local children’s charity Fresh Start new beginnings (FSNB) has launched its latest fundraising drive, calling on families, individuals, gyms and businesses to sign up to ‘Cycle Santa’.

The charity provides therapeutic services for children and young people in Suffolk and Norfolk who have been victims of sexual abuse and is now hosting a festive fundraising campaign to help raise vital funds for its services.

Kicking off ‘Cycle Santa’ is a gym challenge beginning on 15th November, during which local gyms can take part in a virtual challenge to cycle the 2621 mile distance from Ipswich to the North Pole.

Local businesses are also being invited to host their own Cycle Santa and organise a cycle ride for staff and colleagues any time in late November or December.  The charity will provide guidelines, health and safety tips and a Santa outfit for colleagues taking part.  

Finally, a Festive Fun Day will be held on Sunday 5th December in Ipswich, featuring an organised family cycle ride. Families and teams will leave Venue16 in Ipswich and cycle a 5-mile route before returning to the finish line where Father Christmas and his helpers will join the attractions, street food stalls and activities for children.  

FSNB fundraiser Carrie Baker: “There’s no better time than Christmas to come together for fun and excitement and we hope that people will use this opportunity to also support us by combining fun with fundraising.

“We’ve created something for everyone in our Cycle Santa campaign so there’s no excuse not to get involved! Every penny raised will go towards providing therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced indescribable trauma and our help can make the world of difference.

“Please join us in getting festive and get pedalling to support our work. We can’t wait to see everyone’s fantastic Santa selfies and pedalling pics.”

To find out more or to register to take part, contact Carrie Baker at

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