A Horsham doctor is biking 1,500 miles around the coast of Ireland to raise funds for Russian orphans.
Nigel Hills, of Guildford Road, Horsham, started his six-day motorbike ride on June 1 aiming to raise £10,000.
The 50-year-old Orchard Surgery GP said: “I’m doing it for Love Russia which is a charity which helps Russian orphans progress from their orphanges into education and getting into work.
“I have got a friend who’s a GP in Crawley who went to Moscow and back last year. He has been going backwards and forwards for three or four years now.
“This year we are circling Ireland, which is 1,000 miles and then 250 miles there and back.”
He explained that within two years of children leaving Russian orphanages, 40 per cent are in prison, 40 per cent are addicted to alcohol or drugs and 11 per cent commit suicide.
Dr Hill’s sponsorship will go towards Love Russia’s Genesis Project which offers orphans the opportunity to be supported through college to help reverse those statistics.
To support him in his challenge go to www.justgiving.com/nigel-hill-giving or visit Orchard Surgery, on Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham to fill out his sponsorship form.