Jamie Oliver shows support for cycling fundraiser at Saffron Walden market

PUBLISHED: 14:48 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 19 November 2018

Jamie Oliver dropped by the market to show his support for Maggie's Cambridge fundraiser. Picture: JON DOWRICK

Jamie Oliver dropped by the market to show his support for Maggie's Cambridge fundraiser. Picture: JON DOWRICK

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Chef Jamie Oliver dropped by the market in Saffron Walden on Saturday to offer his support to Jon Dowrick who is doing a virtual bike ride to raise money for a cancer support charity.

Jon recently received acupuncture for the side effects of his hormone therapy from Maggie’s Cambridge, a cancer support charity where people can drop in for practical and emotional support or attend support groups. Maggie’s Cambridge at based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

“I am raising money at a series of events by doing a virtual ride between all the Maggie’s centres in the UK,” Jon said. “On Saturday we rode 126 miles, meaning we are now halfway between Swansea and Liverpool. Thanks to the generous people of Saffron Walden we raised nearly £250 at the market on Saturday.”

Jon and his team were supported by Lord Butler Leisure Centre and the Crown and Thistle in Great Chesterford, as well as Jamie Oliver who dropped by to see them.

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