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Uppingham Rotary Club and neighbouring clubs take part in the End Polio Now campaign




Rotarians completed a 100-mile indoorcycle ride challenge to help eradicate polio.

Members of Uppingham Rotary Club and neighbouring clubs accepted the challenge to raise funds for the End Polio Now campaign.

The event was held in the lounge of The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham on Friday last week and the distance was covered in 10-minute slots in less than 10 hours.

Uppingham Rotary Club. Photo: Alan Walters
Uppingham Rotary Club. Photo: Alan Walters

The 100 miles was clocked up at about 6.20pm when Geoff Collett, president of the Rotary Club of Stamford St Martins, was in the saddle.With Gift Aid and a contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the ride raised £2,625.

President of Uppingham Rotary, Ron Simpson, described the total raised as ‘magnificent’ and praised people for taking part.

Pictured by Alan Walters is Janet Thompson, being encouraged by rotarians Carolyn Cartwright, Di Holden, and Margaret Simpson with Geoff Thompson and Hugh Holden.

Uppingham Rotary Club. Photo: Alan Walters
Uppingham Rotary Club. Photo: Alan Walters

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