Published: 19/10/2020 By Jamie Minors & Rebecca McNoughtonThis weekend, members of a Norfolk estate agency, which has branches in Norwich, Dereham, Wroxham and Caister-on-Sea, will be taking to two wheels to raise money for our local communities.
At 3pm on Friday, October 30th the team at Minors & Brady will begin a 24-hour cycle ride in its office in Wroxham – which it will then live stream over Facebook before finishing at 3pm the following day.
The aim is to raise as much money as possible to help local people in need, including families who may be struggling as a result of the impact of the Government’s refusal to extend school meal vouchers during the half-term holiday.
“It’s a combined team effort,” says managing director Jamie Minors. “It symbolises that if we all do our bit, the end result is amazing. "Myself and Alex have donated £1,000 from Minors & Brady and we have raised another £500 so far. Our aim is to raise £2,000 to donate to the local food banks in our communities. The money isn’t just for kids’ meals, it’s for the families – mainly single parents – who are struggling, and the homeless who I try to help in winter. It’s a horrific time for them and must be harder due to Covid. There are less disposable income and less charity work actually able to happen. Jamie says that he and the team are also turning their offices into local foodbank drop-off points, allowing those in need to have easier access to food in challenging times. “So many people we spoke to didn’t know where their foodbanks were, and instead of Googling and hunting them down, they said they forgot or were too busy. We’ve tried to make that easier, as our shops are in prominent high street positions.