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Wednesday 10 April 2013


Sussex Farmer To Start 60th Birthday Celebrations With London Marathon Run For Farm Africa

Sussex farmer Tim Jury, whose farm is in Pett village near Hastings, has lined up a hat-trick of grueling endurance events to help 'celebrate' his 60th birthday later this year.


While most people would choose to celebrate their sixtieth birthday in more relaxed fashion with a meal for family and friends, Hastings farmer Tim Jury will follow up this week's London Marathon with a 69 mile run along Hadrian's Wall and a bike ride from Hastings to London.
 
Tim came up with the idea as a way of raising as much money as possible for Farm Africa, a British charity which is tackling hunger in eastern Africa by providing smallholder farmers with skills and technology so they can grow more food in increasingly challenging conditions.

Tim said: "I really wanted to come up with something that would give me a proper challenge to mark my landmark birthday this year. 

"The London Marathon with its amazing atmosphere will be the perfect start and I"m looking forward to the buzz of the crowds and the sense of camaraderie with my fellow runners. I just hope it doesn"t get too hot in my chicken outfit!"

Naturally fit thanks to the countless miles he chalks up each week farming sheep on his farm, Tim has been out on 28 mile weekend training runs along the South Downs path so this weekend's marathon should be a doddle!
 
The daunting series of challenges will culminate on Tim's birthday on August 28th when he will cycle to London from his farm to present a fundraising cheque for all the money raised over the year to Farm Africa.

 
  
This year"s trio of events are just the latest in a remarkable series of fundraising activities, stretching back to 1988, that Tim has organised for Farm Africa. 

Over the years the Hastings fundraising supremo has also organised an annual Ride for Africa, an annual barn dance on his farm and has run in five London marathons for the charity. 

He has even flown to Africa to take part in fundraising runs in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and the world famous Masai Mara game park in Tanzania.
 
Before he got started on his latest fundraising drive Tim had already raised more than £70,000 for Farm Africa. 

But it looks as if he"s going to smash all records this year with £2,335 already pledged via his fundraising page.
 
You can help encourage Tim on as he clocks up the miles by making a donation via his online fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TimJury1



by: Mike Cobley



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