Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Hadleigh: Family tragedy inspires marathon runner to support the Stroke Association

14:20 10 April 2014

Hadleigh resident Tim Rix is running the London Marathon in support of the Stroke Association

Hadleigh resident Tim Rix is running the London Marathon in support of the Stroke Association

Archant

A Suffolk marathon runner is undertaking his greatest ever fundraising challenge to support those suffering from the medical condition that turned his family “upside down”.

Tim Rix, 27, lost his mother, Judy, after she suffered a stroke while on holiday in Australia in January 2012.

His brother Josh Rix, 23, collapsed and died soon after arriving in Australia while planning their mother’s funeral.

The father-of-one has been motivated by the tragic events to run the London Marathon on Sunday in aid of the Stroke Association.

“A stroke can strike at any time, which can turn families upside down and leave you with no time to even say goodbye properly,” he said.

“In my case my mum suffered a stroke and I did not even get a chance to say goodbye.

“This one reason alone has motivated me in my training and fundraising and trying to raise as much money as possible for the Stroke Association.

“To be able to give something to a cause which has affected my family greatly, has made me want to raise as much money as possible to help them in the great work that they do.”

Mr Rix, an IT worker from Hadleigh, will be taking to the streets of London with around 40,000 other runners, in his first ever competitive event.

A keen sportsman, Mr Rix plays football for Bildeston Rangers FC, is vice-captain of Hadleigh CC, and says his training is going well, despite suffering a slight knee injury four weeks ago.

To support Tim, who has so far raised more than £1,600 for the charity, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/timrix.

0 comments

Mill Street flooding in Mildenhall - 10.36am on 31/5/16 - picture by Helen Hysted

In just one hour, flood waters rose high enough to cause a BMW to break down in Mildenhall this morning.

Floods block Holywells Road, Ipswich

Heavy rain and flooding has caused delays on the road and rail networks across Suffolk this morning, after more than a months worth of rain fell in four hours.

The Suffolk Show of 2014 is remembered for the visit of Prince Harry, not the rain on the day before the show.

Paul Geater has been a regular visitor to the Suffolk Show over many decades – and will be back there again as part of our coverage on both days of the event. He has no worries about the weather this year, despite Tuesday’s rain.

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury.

The rain may have stopped but the skies over Suffolk are grey and threatening, and your plans for the day have now fallen flat.

Gary Avis chats to the cast of the Co-op Juniors' production of Starlight Express. Photo: James Fletcher

Once a Co-op Junior always a Co-op Junior. Renowned Royal Ballet Star Gary Avis talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about how the group took a bullied young boy and helped turn him into the man he is today.

Lynne in the ball pit

There are certain activities that are not designed for a 61-year-old granny with a replacement knee, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Liam Bennet's submission for Stowmarket High School's sixth form art exhibtion at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.

An exhibition showcasing the “amazing and unusual” photography produced by Suffolk sixth form students will go on display at a community-owned arts centre next month.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24