Bugs take a country stroll and raise thousands for hospice

Biggleswade Bugs PNL-151208-162026001
Biggleswade Bugs PNL-151208-162026001

It has been another successful year for the Biggleswade Bugs, with the current total of funds raised standing at £2,845.

As in previous years, all funds raised are in aid of Sue Ryder at St John’s, Moggerhanger.

The Bugs challenge this year was a talk heading east out of Biggleswade across country to Ashwell and back to Biggleswade via Hinxworth.

The walkers left the Surfin Café for the trek,s returning to the Wheatsheaf for Berty’s famous barbecue, along with pub games. Hospitality was offered at The Bushel and Strike in Ashwell, The Three Horseshoes in Hinxworth and The Wheatsheaf in Biggleswade.

This year’s Bugs planners - Kev and Jayne Cox, Karis Gabbitas, Cleggy Stevens, Nick and Sam Fee, arranged this year’s route following a series of weekend and evening bike rides. Pete and Annette Stocker of G20 Heating Services provided the support vehicle and running repairs.

Dave Wright and all at Design Print came up with this year’s top idea of the Big Balloon Race and the winning balloon was owned by Jo Stocker and was found near Wisbech. Stevens Roofing, together with the Lib Club, sold so many tickets that the balloons had to be let off in batches. Thanks also go to the Silver Box, Innovation On-Site & G20 Heating Services who donated the raffle prizes.

Since the Bugs got together, more than £7,000 has been raised for Breakthrough For Cancer, £2,600 for the British Heart Foundation, £1000 for Marie Curie and more than £15,000 for Sue Ryder St John’s, Moggerhanger.

If you would like to be a Bug look out for the posters and Facebook next year

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/bugs2015 - this website closes at the end of August.