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Haywards Heath estate agent cycling from London to Paris for Martlets Hospice

PUBLISHED: 15:26 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:26 21 July 2015

Darren Middleton

Darren Middleton

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Darren Middleton, Senior Branch Manager at Hamptons International’s Haywards Heath office, is taking on the mammoth challenge of cycling from London to Paris.

The challenge will take place over four days from 2 September and will total over 300 miles, taking him through the rolling countryside in Kent before crossing the English Channel to adventure through the quaint villages and medieval market towns of Northern France, with the trip culminating at the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Darren has taken on this epic challenge to raise funds for the Martlets Hospice in Hove. It is a cause very close to Darren’s heart as his Dad stayed there in August last year before sadly passing away.

Darren commented: “The hospice cares for people with cancer in what can be their final days or weeks. The amazing staff there enabled my family and I to spend quality time with my Dad. Their compassion and respect made the last few weeks full of dignity, laughter and incomparable care. This is something I will never forget and will be eternally grateful for. This is why I am trying to raise as much money as I can for them. This is a huge challenge for me and one that I am determined to complete to make my Dad proud and to show as much appreciation as I can to these most wonderful people.”

The training is already well underway and Darren can be spotted on many of the roads in and around Sussex. I have been overwhelmed by the support so far including support from law firm MW solicitors and the Giant Store in Shoreham who have donated the much needed kit for the challenge.

Anyone wishing to sponsor this very worthy and local charity can do so via Darren’s Just Giving Page at www.justgiving.com/Darren-Middleton2

“Having not really cycled very much since my Raleigh Grifter days as a 10 year old, this is really going to test me and your kind sponsorship will spur me on to the finishing line under the Eiffel Tower.”

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