Paul from Lovewell Blake in Bury St Edmunds takes to two wheels for Prostate Cancer UK
The manager of the Bury office of finance firm Lovewell Blake is aiming to rachet up the pounds when he takes to two wheels for a cycling marathon.
Paul Milton will be taking part in the Prostate Cancer UK cycle fund raiser, cycling from Harwich to Amsterdam and then back - some 230 miles.
His team of 25 from Suffolk will also be raising awareness about the Futurestars project supported by Ipswich Town former players. This provides coaching and educational facilities for children in Ghana.
Paul’s brother Simon Milton joins Titus Bramble and Terry Butcher, all former Town players, who run the charity and visit the five schools it supports on a regular basis.
In October Paul joined them on a visit to Ghana where Futurestars supports football and netball coaching as well as PE.
Paul, 57, from Thetford has completed the cycle for four years now with the Suffolk team raising around £300,000. This year’s event will run between June 7 and 9.
Alan Lee another former Ipswich Town player will be driving the support vehicle for the team.
The aim of Futurestars is to raise education and well being standards through sport and the schools are also helped with shipments of unwanted kits and boots from UK children.
Two members of the British High Commission in Ghana will also be joining the Suffolk team this year.
Paul and his team, which is mainly self funded, add an extra day to the event which enables them to do an independent ride back from Amsterdam.
He took up cycling after he stopped playing football and next month will celebrate 40 years with the firm of chartered accountants and financial advisors who are supporting his ride.
All money raised will go to Prostate Cancer UK the charity which supports people affected by the cancer which kills one man every 45 minutes.
The ride has a personal touch for Paul as a family member has been successfully treated for prostate cancer.
To support Paul go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-milton2019 and to see the work of Futurestars go to www.futurestarscharity.org.uk
Paul will also be tweeting his journey. To follow him see @PaulMiltonLB