Ian Payne’s “Top to Toe” cycle challenge

“You can’t choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond”

Ian Payne is a local supporter of Butterworth and Son. He has a firm interest in good coffee, and after meeting Rob in 2012 and sparking up a conversation, he began using our beans. He and his wife, Rosy, were regular customers at Guat’s Up!, from the very beginning, right up until the end.

In 2015, just before the opening of Guat’s, Ian had a life changing accident. He suffered a traumatic brain injury which has left him with life-long disabilities and very limited mobility. Although this has impacted his life in a number of ways, he has remained as positive and upbeat as ever. So much so that in 2021 he began a fundraising mission for the charity that has helped him throughout his rehabilitation.

Livability Icanho is a charity that devotes their time to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are still able to live the best life they can. This means helping people to tackle barriers and improve their quality of life. They provide a range of care, rehab, educational and vocational services and they are dedicated to transforming how society interacts with individuals who face disabilities.

Livability Icanho supported Ian after his accident and eventually, after hard work and dedication he was able to use a mobility bike, as well as walk a limited distance with the assistance of a stick. All this has been a tremendous part of Ians physical, and mental recovery. To show his gratitude, he is “cycling” from John O’Groats to Land’s End in order to raise money for the same people who continue to help Ian through his challenges.

Over the past few years, Ian’s interest in coffee continued to develop and remains a passion of his. Because of this, Ian and Rosy have built up a strong relationship with Rob and continue to support Butterworth and Son. During lockdown, Ian was a regular customer, and was even there to say goodbye to Guat’s Up! on its final day.

When we heard about Ian’s mission and fundraising challenge, we knew that we just had to support him in every way we could. So far he has managed to complete 302 miles of his 839 mile journey and we encourage all of you to read his story and show your encouragement through a donation to his cause.
Ian is one of the most motivated, and upbeat individuals Suffolk has to offer. He continues to inspire those around him and show us that you can not control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.

We wish him all the best as he continues his fundraising challenge, and can’t wait to have a coffee with him and Rosy at the end.

Donate to Ian’s cause using the link below: