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Norfolk Car Club supports Big C

The Norfolk Fives is a group of enthusiastic owners of popular sports car - the Mazda MX5. Part of the UK Owners Club, they organise runs and attend motor shows across the county; with around 150 members, holding monthly meetings.

Each year, they nominate a charity at their AGM that is supported throughout the year. And we were very pleased that for 2015 they chose to support Big C! Many of the group have been affected by cancer and so wanted to make a difference to those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney.

The group have fundraised through a variety of activities including collection tins at their meet ups, for that spare change hanging around in the glove compartment!

Members of the group have also undertaken bigger challenges including Dave Walden from the group, who cycled from his home in Beccles to their meet up in Wreningham (over 30 miles) and raised over £600 in sponsorship. Five cars took bridesmaids to a wedding where the lucky Bride donated £150 to the cause.


In July, the group were invited to join the Friends and Families Day at RAF Marham. Over 40 cars made a spectacular convoy from Norwich, and members contributed nearly £700 to the pot.


With one member recently restoring a Tiger Moth plane, he auctioned two flights for around £300.

So, the Norfolk Fives have been a very busy club in 2015, so far raising £2,447 (with Gift Aid bringing it to £2,800) for Big C! This is three times more than what is their normal annual target, but they aren't stopping there. On 16th December the group are coming together again to run their annual Charity Auction and Raffle.

Peter Busby, fundraising co-ordinator for the group this year has said "There’s no doubt that we’ll exceed £3,000 this year - a target we wouldn’t dare contemplate ten months ago!"

So, a BIG thank you to all of the Mazda Norfolk Fives, for your fantastic fundraising and support. The funds you have raised will make a real difference to those who are affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, those who are diagnosed with cancer, and those who care and support them. Thank you.

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