Saturday, 16 December 2017

Artist rides for charity

THE wife of a Caversham vicar is to cycle through Myanmar sporting a Mohican-style haircut to

THE wife of a Caversham vicar is to cycle through Myanmar sporting a Mohican-style haircut to raise money for a children’s home.

Bithja Jones, 36, will be one of 20 cyclists taking on the 360km challenge in October to raise money for HopeAsia, a Caversham charity which supports children in Myanmar Cambodia and China. En route the riders will visit a children’s home in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar.

Mrs Jones, an artist who is married to Rev Nigel Jones, the vicar of St Andrew’s Church in Albert Road, needs to raise at least £3,000 by mid-July. She will give a fund-raising talk on bicycles at St Andrew’s Church hall on Saturday, July 16 at 7.30pm.

There will be some unusual bikes to see and ride and a display of her bicycle-related art which will be on sale. Entry costs £5 on the door which includes refreshments.

Mrs Jones said: “With the help of supporters from the church and generous friend, I have already raised around £1,000. If I succeed in raising at least £3,000 by July 16, I will get my hair cut on the day and do my bicycle talk wearing a purple Mohican.”



To donate, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bithjajones



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