Port of Ipswich team takes part in Crafted Classique Race

August 3, 2017

Caption: ABP Ipswich team taking part in the Crafted Classique Race

A team of colleagues at ABP’s Port of Ipswich will be taking part in the annual Crafted Classique Race on Saturday, 12 August to raise funds for the CHAPS Men’s Health Charity.

The Crafted Classique Race, which is the premier cycling event in East Anglia, will be returning to Suffolk for the 4th year and will combine beautiful surroundings with a selection of exciting routes.

Members of ABP’s team will take on the challenge of cycling either 55km, 100km or 100miles through Suffolk’s stunning landscape and picturesque coastal scenes, joining more than 700 competitors the race attracts each year.

Paul Ager, Port Manager for ABP’s Port of Ipswich, said, "We value the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are committed to encouraging them to play an active role in supporting their local communities.

“That is why we have encouraged them to take part in this fun-packed event so that together with our customers and participating businesses we can help raise money for the charity.”
The course will begin at the Orwell Quay, outside the James Hehir Building and will stretch to Aldeburgh on the Heritage Coast, before returning to the Quay to finish with live music and refreshments.

ABP’s chosen charity for this year’s race is CHAPS (Colchester Has Active Prostate Support) Men’s Heath Charity, which was originally founded in 2000 as a local Prostate Cancer Charity, but acts as an advocate for all men’s health issues. CHAPS aims to raise awareness and support the development of new health services directly targeted at men’s needs to enable them to take care of their own health and wellbeing.

Chris Booth, Clinical Director, CHAPS Men’s Heath Charity, said: “We would like to thank ABP for their fund raising efforts to date and hope that the race day will be a success. With this initiative, ABP is setting an example for other businesses in the area and we hope that we continue working together in future.

“The donation made by ABP will help us continue to raise awareness of Men’s Health issues such as Prostate Cancer, work with companies and fund open public events like the Prostate Cancer Screening Day to be held at Ipswich Town FC on Saturday 18th November.”

If you are a local business or individual and would like to support the team, please visit our Just Giving page is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IpswichABPcycle.