Fundraisers are preparing to run and cycle to raise much-needed funds for The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

Tom Rivett, Derek Harvey, Beth Taylor, Kevin Smith, Nick Blake, Richard Dickson, David Daly and Ros Ponder will be pounding the streets of London on Sunday when they take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Meanwhile, keen cyclist David Moon will be taking part in the Prudential RideLondon 100-mile cycle challenge in August.

A founder of Sandringham and West Norfolk Cyclists, Mr Moon will be one of 25,000 taking part in the second RideLondon, which is on closed roads and takes in many of the city’s sights.

Mr Moon has a fundraising target of £650, which he is confident he will make with the support of his fellow cyclists.

Marathon runner Mr Harvey is the owner of  Office Wise, and Mr Moon works at the North Lynn-based business.

The Snettisham-hospice is celebrating 30 years of care and this year also marks a move to a new hospice with in-patient beds at Hillington.

The dedication and support of the eight runners and Mr Moon means the hospice can continue to provide its services free of charge.

A founder of Sandringham and West Norfolk Cyclists, Mr Moon will be one of 25,000 taking part in the second RideLondon, which is on closed roads and takes in many of the city sights.

Mr Moon has a fundraising target of £650, which he is confident he will make with the support of his fellow cyclists.

Marathon runner Mr Harvey is the owner of  Office Wise, and Mr Moon works at the North Lynn-based business.

The hospice receives less than 13 per cent of funding from the NHS and the rest comes from public support.

Tapping House delivers specialist palliative care services to patients with long-term medical conditions and their families.

The team is looking for other people who are up for a challenge including those who are taking part in the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run on May 4 in King’s Lynn as well as people interested in a Sahara trek and a tandem sky dive.

To support the fundraisers or to find out more about how you can help the hospice, see the website:  www.norfolkhospice.org.uk