Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

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




Share    

Pic by Toby Smedley

Veteran Brighton-based actor Ian Kelsey will explode back on to our small screens this week, reigniting his acquaintance with Coronation Street bad boy Pat Phelan, in a storyline Kelsey refers to as ‘quite dramatic’.

As a member of one of the UK's leading acting dynasties, Laurence Fox is best known for playing DS James Hathaway in Lewis
Jon Ronson by Emli Bendixen

Writer, broadcaster and one-time keyboard player for Frank Sidebottom, Jon Ronson has spent a substantial chunk of the last decade thinking about psychopaths and, following an earlier tour, he's taking the results of that work back on the road this Autumn. 
Jon Richardson (c) Andy Hollingworth

The stand-up Jon Richardson is chatting from a rather unusual location. He reveals that,“I'm currently in the Aldi car park in Clevedon.” Who said that the life of a comedian isn't non-stop glamour?

Years before Justin Currie was writing top ten albums with Del Amitri, he was enjoying a musical awakening courtesy of some of the biggest bands in history. And in his typical self-depreciating style, Currie admits there were one or two less fashionable favourites along the way too.

Photoworks led Into the Outside: is a Heritage Lottery Fund learning project with young people, examining Brighton & Hove's LGBTQ+ past and creating a new archive of queer youth experience for the city and beyond.

Direct from an extended season in London's West End, Bill  Kenwright's production of Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the Other Half Loves comes to Theatre Royal Brighton, next month.

A group of Hanover residents are making a bid to save their award-winning pub, The Greys, from closing down and are appealing to the people of Brighton & Hove to raise £400,000 by the end of December to keep the doors open.

Greg Davies has a comedic face. No disrespect, but he only has to glance at a camera and people wet themselves. He's also an imposing figure, standing at 6 ft 8 in tall in his size 13 shoes. But can he cut it live? Stephanie Keane was at The Brighton Centre to find out ..

While flowing from the same, molten core of melody, songwriting style and self-belief, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new album, Who Built The Moon? alters the singer-songwriter’s course following a two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ & composer, David Holmes. 

Paloma Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – will release her fourth album, The Architect, this autumn.
Image by Sam Stephenson

A topical new youth opera exploring the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes has its world premiere at Glyndebourne, later this autumn.

Louise Redknapp rose to fame as a member of the girl group Eternal. She left the band to carve out a successful solo career achieving sales of over five million records with five albums.

The lights went down, his voice came over the PA “how are you doing Brighton?” and then he messed up the next line of his intro and yelled “I've fu**ed it guys!” This was Joel Dommett's grand entrance to his recent rip-roaring performance at Brighton Dome.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd