Chestnut Cycle Safari - The Giving Tree
On 11th October, a number of our Chestnut team embarked on an epic 500km cycle ride around all of our pubs, in support of the Norfolk Community Foundation, who are funding food hubs in our region, and to continue our important fundraising efforts for The Giving Tree.
After a lot of planning (and training), fast-forward to 11th October when a team of nine cyclists set off from The Carpenters Arms on a route that took them from the wetlands and fields in Cambridgeshire, to the rolling hills of Constable Country, onto the winding country roads of the Suffolk and Norfolk coasts, before finishing four days later at The Weeping Willow on 14th October.
The core team of 4, including an assistant manager, two head chefs, and an operations manager gallantly rode the full 500km and were joined along the way by the 10 equally important support cyclists, who completed partial sections of the Safari. Not forgetting the team of drivers behind the wheel of our safety vehicle and the Chestnut cheerleaders along the way. The result - some tired legs, bucket loads of endorphins, and a truly memorable, inspiring team event!
Thanks to the efforts of everyone that took part in the ride and our sponsors, Birketts, Abbeygate Wealth Management and Adnams, we’ve been able to raise over £20,000 for our local communities to be able to access affordable, healthy food. The money raised is incredibly helpful to the Norfolk Community Foundation, which supports over 2,000 small charitable groups, and will go towards funding additional food hubs across the county as they become increasingly in demand.
We want to say a big thanks to everyone who took part in cycling, organising, donating, and sharing of this great Giving Tree initiative by our team. Well done to everyone involved! If you are interested in getting involved in our next charity ride you can get in touch by clicking here.
For those who would still like to donate, you can do so online on our Go Fund Me page, by clicking here.