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22 August 2012

The 4 star Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket is supporting St Nicholas Hospice Care by taking part in the 2012 Accumulator Challenge.

The Challenge which kicked off on the 19th June, tasks each participating company with accumulating as much money as possible by whatever means possible... as long as it’s fair and legal!  Last year’s total reached a staggering £40,000 pounds! 

In addition to giving their guests the option of adding £1 to their bill for the duration of the challenge, Bedford Lodge Hotel will be staging a Charity Bike Ride pulling together the support of their employees, guests, leisure members, business associates and the general public.   The virtual bike ride will be taking place on the front lawn of the hotel and will involve 2 bikes and just 12 hours to cycle from Newmarket Clock Tower to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as the crow flies - tallying up a total of 251 miles!  The whistle is set to blow at 7am on Thursday, 13th September and will end at 7pm with a celebratory BBQ.  

Bedford Lodge Hotel Chief Executive, Noel Byrne said:  “This is the second time we have lent our support to this amazing charity and we are honoured and thrilled to be taking part.  We are really excited about this particular challenge as it involves such a broad spectrum of like-minded people as not only are we inviting our guests, leisure members and employees to take to the saddle but we are also appealing to our local residents for their support.”

If you would like to take part and do your bit for West Suffolk’s largest charity then you will need to contact Paul Simmons, Leisure Manager at the hotel on 01638 666075.  Relay tickets will be on sale for 30 minutes at £5.00 and if you are confident you can go the extra mile then you can cycle for 1 hour at a donation fee of £10.00. BBQ tickets are £5 per head... the perfect option if you are unable to cycle, feeling lazy but still want to donate!

Based in Bury St Edmunds, St Nicholas Hospice Care supports approximately 2000 people every year who live with terminal and life shortening illnesses.   Visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk and www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk/accumulatorchallenge2012   for further information on the Challenge.

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For further information please contact Natalie Bell, Marketing Coordinator at Bedford Lodge Hotel on 01638 663175 or nbell@bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk.



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