Father to ride the UK on scooter to raise £10k for Little Havens

Scott Langley - ready to scoot off for charity

Scott Langley - ready to scoot off for charity

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A FATHER-OF-THREE is hoping to raise £10,000 for a children’s charity by riding the length of the UK on a scooter.

Dedicated fundraiser Scott Langley, 37, of Leigh Heights, Hadleigh will be travelling around 1,000 miles from John-o-Groats to Lands End in just 14 days, in a bid to raise vital funds for Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice, in Daws Heath Road, Thundersley.

The gruelling task will see him riding between 10 and 12 hours and travelling around 70 miles a day in order to meet his goal.

Family members, including Scott’s three sons Fraizer, 8, Ned, 4, and Noah, 1, will be manning the finish line ready to cheer and spur him on at the end.

Scott said: “The hardest thing will be being away from my wife and children but I’m on a mission to do something big for these kids.

“Every time I drive past there I feel so bad for them and, at the same time, grateful that as a father I haven’t had to go through what some of those parents are suffering. I just want to do all I can to help them.”

The inspiration for this daunting task has come from Scott’s dad Derek Langley, who died 14 years ago following a heart attack at just 48.

The tragedy kick-started Scott’s determination to not only see the world, but also to do as much as he could to help those around him.

Scott added: “It was such a shock when my dad died, and he has been a massive inspiration for me, which is why I’m starting the ride on the anniversary of his death. It really made me get up and want to see the world and start doing things to help other people.
 

“Doing the walk last year and helping support a good cause made me feel so good, that I was determined to do something again this year. Hopefully by doing something this difficult people will really get behind me and help me raise a lot of money for the hospice.”
 

Little Havens, which relies solely on donations, provides essential respite care to children suffering from life-limiting illnesses.

Scott will be starting his journey on June 1 and is hoping to reach a target of £10,000.

For more information on how to sponsor him, visit www.rollwithme.co.uk

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4:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

He might consider doing some training first...
He might consider doing some training first... Carnabackable
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4:38pm Thu 17 Jan 13

black jack ketchum says...

Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals! black jack ketchum
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6:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

MrFrogFace says...

black jack ketchum wrote:
Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
and executive wages too no doubt
[quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals![/p][/quote]and executive wages too no doubt MrFrogFace
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6:31am Fri 18 Jan 13

Eric the Red says...

black jack ketchum wrote:
Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
That thought will be shared by a lot of people.
[quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals![/p][/quote]That thought will be shared by a lot of people. Eric the Red
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8:09am Fri 18 Jan 13

HadleighBoy says...

Eric the Red wrote:
black jack ketchum wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
That thought will be shared by a lot of people.
Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice.
Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals![/p][/quote]That thought will be shared by a lot of people.[/p][/quote]Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice. Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it. HadleighBoy
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10:46am Fri 18 Jan 13

black jack ketchum says...

Building one yes, not chucking it away on planning appeals!
Building one yes, not chucking it away on planning appeals! black jack ketchum
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11:02am Fri 18 Jan 13

johno2303 says...

come on people dont look at the negatives all the time someone is doing some good for a change....sponsor the bloke a few quid !!!! if any conpanys want to help scott out please contact me via e-mail majplastering@hotmai
l.co.uk or goto his website for links to his just giving page www.rollwithme.co.uk
come on people dont look at the negatives all the time someone is doing some good for a change....sponsor the bloke a few quid !!!! if any conpanys want to help scott out please contact me via e-mail majplastering@hotmai l.co.uk or goto his website for links to his just giving page www.rollwithme.co.uk johno2303
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11:03am Fri 18 Jan 13

johno2303 says...

HadleighBoy wrote:
Eric the Red wrote:
black jack ketchum wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
That thought will be shared by a lot of people.
Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice.
Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it.
here here too many negative people out there
[quote][p][bold]HadleighBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals![/p][/quote]That thought will be shared by a lot of people.[/p][/quote]Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice. Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it.[/p][/quote]here here too many negative people out there johno2303
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11:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

Eric the Red says...

johno2303 wrote:
HadleighBoy wrote:
Eric the Red wrote:
black jack ketchum wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals!
That thought will be shared by a lot of people.
Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice.
Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it.
here here too many negative people out there
............all created by Little Havens' arrogance; lack of respect for the Green belt; indifference to the feelings of the residents; refusal to accept a 'No' from the Council; placing their commercial interests first.
And good luck to the bloke!
[quote][p][bold]johno2303[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HadleighBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: Shame the money raised will be going to a charity that seems happy to waste money on planning appeals![/p][/quote]That thought will be shared by a lot of people.[/p][/quote]Think you will find that that money was from a donation that was made for the purpose of building a new hospice. Good luck Scott good to see someone doing good for others that need it.[/p][/quote]here here too many negative people out there[/p][/quote]............all created by Little Havens' arrogance; lack of respect for the Green belt; indifference to the feelings of the residents; refusal to accept a 'No' from the Council; placing their commercial interests first. And good luck to the bloke! Eric the Red
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2:29pm Fri 18 Jan 13

gooner4life says...

I cant believe some of u use this to **** about the council, green belt and wages. How about a big up for Scott for doing something he believes in, unlike some of u who just sit on ur backside and moan about everything whilst doin nothing about it.
Respect to u Scott. Good luck and well done.
I cant believe some of u use this to **** about the council, green belt and wages. How about a big up for Scott for doing something he believes in, unlike some of u who just sit on ur backside and moan about everything whilst doin nothing about it. Respect to u Scott. Good luck and well done. gooner4life
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5:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

gooner4life wrote:
I cant believe some of u use this to **** about the council, green belt and wages. How about a big up for Scott for doing something he believes in, unlike some of u who just sit on ur backside and moan about everything whilst doin nothing about it.
Respect to u Scott. Good luck and well done.
I second that and try reading the poor mother who has just lost both of her children to batten decease the eldest just 10. In today's "Echo". They and her needed Little Havens and I just hope she doesn't read the comments from some who should be ashamed of themselves.
[quote][p][bold]gooner4life[/bold] wrote: I cant believe some of u use this to **** about the council, green belt and wages. How about a big up for Scott for doing something he believes in, unlike some of u who just sit on ur backside and moan about everything whilst doin nothing about it. Respect to u Scott. Good luck and well done.[/p][/quote]I second that and try reading the poor mother who has just lost both of her children to batten decease the eldest just 10. In today's "Echo". They and her needed Little Havens and I just hope she doesn't read the comments from some who should be ashamed of themselves. John T Pharro
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