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Josephine Blinstone

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£727raised of £1,000 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help look after the horses

Retford, North Nottinghamshire

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2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Riding for the Disabled Association. Many of you will know the challenges that Eleanor has been through during her life but finding the Dukeries RDA 18 months ago has really helped her. She loves the horses, she loves everyone that she meets there and the smiles and laughter you get from her when she is there light up even the dullest of days.

It is a small group - only five horses and ponies - run by a small but very caring and enthusiastic team. They give their time to enrich the lives of others so I wanted to do something in return...

Those who know me will know that I am no runner - true I did a 10k run last summer but that was mainly for the cider and I did a half-marathon when I was 17 but that was more years ago than I care to remember so I am not sure it counts anymore. Anyway, in honour of the 50th anniversary I decided that I would 'run 50k for the RDA'. Then, somewhere along the way, I decided that I would 'run 50k in just one day for the RDA' so that is what I am doing.

On Saturday May 11th Blinny and I will be running the Dukeries 30 Mile race. I know that technically it is just short of 50k and also that I won't be running all of it but it is as close to 'running 50k in just one day' that I will ever get!!!

Anything you can give to this great cause will be appreciated. They exist on such a little that genuinely anything will make a huge difference - and knowing that I am giving something back will help to get me round.

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  • Josephine Blinstone2 days ago
    Josephine Blinstone

    Josephine Blinstone

    2 days ago

    So the training slowed slightly (!) over Easter but am back to it again this week - if only to work off all the cake I've consumed. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far, I've had to put my target up again so thank you very much. Just to point out that my big brother has not actually known me for 47 years, he neglected to subtract the time before I was born, not that it is important obviously but just wanted to clear it up :-) Anyway, lunch in a bit and an episode of Criminal Minds (aka 3.5 miles) is calling...

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  • Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Apr 23, 2019

    You're mental - so here's a pound for every year I've known you, and been aware that you were completely insane!


  • Anonymous


    Apr 20, 2019


  • Emer O’ Hanlon

    Emer O’ Hanlon

    Apr 20, 2019

    Well done Jofee! And good luck! Xxx


  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Apr 18, 2019

    In awe! Good luck xx


  • Esther Dawson

    Esther Dawson

    Apr 14, 2019

    Jofee, I wish you and Blinny every success in your challenge and know you will smash it! Great cause and hope to hear all about it. Esther, Mark and the boys xx


  • David Keightley

    David Keightley

    Apr 13, 2019

    I know that your husband is bonkers, but now its rubbing off on you :) Fantastic cause, good luck Love and best wishesDave and Roxane xx


  • Norma Harrington

    Norma Harrington

    Apr 13, 2019

    Fantastic cause, so pleased to support something that means so much to Eleanor, and you!


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