Event in aid of African farmers

A farmer from East Sussex is about to stage his 14th annual Ride for Africa this Sunday (August 24) to raise money for the charity Farm Africa which works with smallholder farmers in eastern Africa to end hunger.

Tim Jury from Hastings has raised more than £20,000 over 12 years through his annual sponsored rides.

In recent years he has opened the event to walkers and runners as well as riders so that as many people as possible are able to have a wonderful day out while raising money for Farm Africa.

Those taking part will ride, walk or run approximately 10 miles across rolling Sussex farmland and woodland. The ride will start at Cherry Garden Farm in Fairlight village and takes in the villages of Pett and Guestling before finishing back at Fairlight.

There will be refreshments at the half-way stage and plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the spectacular views over lovely Sussex farmland.

Tim said: “The annual Ride for Africa is a lovely opportunity for people to ride across beautiful landscape that is normally closed to the public, and to raise much-needed funds for a very worthwhile cause. As ever, I am extremely grateful to the landowners who have yet again opened access to beautiful Sussex paths for this great day out. Please come along to see a beautiful part of Sussex while raising funds for work that is changing people’s lives in Africa.” People do not have to own a horse to take part. The event is open to walkers and runners as well. Runners start at 9am and those riding set off anytime between 9am and 11am. Entry is £15 for riders (£20 if paying on the day) and £5 for walkers and runners.

To enter contact Tim at timjury33@gmail.com.