A DOCTOR from East Preston – who by night takes to the stage as an amateur dramatics star – will be pushing himself to limit to help rejuvenate a theatre in Littlehampton.
Dr Tim Kimber, who is a GP at Park Surgery, in St Floras Road, Littlehampton, will be cycling a gruelling course from London to Brighton to raise money for the Windmill Entertainment Centre.
Dr Kimber, who also runs theatre company TJ Productions, has performed countless times at the Windmill.
But he says the theatre is in desperate need of renovation, particularly to the backstage areas of the facility.
Dr Kimber said: “The condition of the Windmill struck me.
“Over the years I have been involved with the theatre and I know it is struggling for cash. It is being run on a skeleton crew and obviously there are so many things that they need to tackle, they simply can’t do it all.
“It needs about £5,000 of refurbishment for a new sound system. Also, backstage the flooring is coming apart. The toilets are in a dilapidated state.”
Dr Kimber will be tackling the 52-mile course through the North and South Downs on June 15.
He hopes to raise about £2,000, which he pledged to plough into improving the Windmill.