Ipswich supports father & son's 300 mile challenge

TK Bike

Photo: Father and son, Darren and Samuel Noller prepare to rasie money for Ipswich charity Talitha Koum's rehabilitation centre

Darren and Samuel Noller are training hard to complete the London to Paris bike ride ths summer to raise £3,000 for Talitha Koum (TK).  Heart 4 Ipswich interrupted their  training with just 42 days to go to get an exclusive interview.

Starting in London, and covering  300 mies and taking 4 days from July 20th the Ipswich pair will take a through glorious English countryside, to the ferry from Dover to Calais. Once ‘French side’, they will push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France.  All this is in aid of the work of the Talitha Koum (TK) charity which is bringing hope and practical support for women caught up in addictive behaviour.  

Here is what they said:

TK D  S with TK vestsWhat made you undertake this 300 mile challenge?

Darren:  don’t know really, at the time, seemed like a good idea and fun thing to do with my son Samuel.

Samuel: I was looking for something to really challenge myself, something others would benefit from and something I could enjoy for myself and with my Dad and so it was the perfect fit really.

What is the London to Paris ride all about?

It’s all about achieving a goal linking two great cities, for a great cause. 

How are preparing?

We’ve started increasing our fitness levels and we’ve started to put in the miles on the bikes. We are also getting the bikes equipped and ready for the trip.

TK D  S with TK cycle vests 16What's do you think will be the hardest part? 

Dedication to training over the coming months and getting as comfortable as possible on the saddle.

How much are you hoping to raise?

Hopefully we will raise over £3,000  The last time I looked it was £1,800 so we are more than half-way there but we need lots of help.

What is the money going to be used for? 

TK are looking forward to getting the residential centre open and welcoming women, so the money raised will help get to this point a little quicker. It is 10 years since the Ipswich murders and we really need the centre open. The Women Together support groups are doing a great work and the centre will help further. Please see www.talithakoum.org.uk for more details or contact the office on 01473 857432

How do people donate?

We would be so very grateful if people would be able to support this worthy cause.   You can doante online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nollerltp


If you need more information on the charity, giving or the Women Together program please do contact the TK office:.email admin@talithakoum.org.uk or telephone 01473 857432 or visit their website at www.talithakoum.org.uk

Heart 4 Ipswich, 07/06/2016
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