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    Weʼve raised £2,022 to help the Warm Hub project in Leek because no-one should have to choose between heating and eating

    Funded on Thursday, 22nd June 2023

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    ‘They’ say that you slow down and take it easier as you get older. ‘They’ obviously don’t know me!

    The Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle tour (LEJOG) has been on my bucket list for a long time and 2023 is the year it’s going to happen; 3rd – 18th June to be exact. I’m joining a small group of other cyclists on an escorted tour and will be cycling just under 1000 miles over 2 weeks with an average mileage of 72 miles per day. The shortest LEJOG route is 874 miles but where possible our route follows quiet country lanes and cycleways which will be much more enjoyable. For the record the fastest completion is 43 hrs 25 mins 13 secs 😊. There will be hills; we are warned. I live on the wild Staffordshire Moorlands in the Peak District so hills don’t worry me. It’ll be tough, we are told. Life is tough; it’s how you live it that matters and I’ve tackled a fair share of challenges during my 61 years – some planned and some not.

    As this is such an epic undertaking (and I’ve taken part in some amazing events over the years), I’ve decided to try and raise some funds for a local project at the same time so I hope you’ll be inspired and feel able to support me by making a donation.

    Prompted by the cost of living and energy costs crisis, our local community radio station Leek Radio CIC set up a Warm Hub in November 2022 to support local residents.

    “Leek Radio is a community focused organisation just trying to make a difference. Through the Warm Hub Project we have been able to provide a safe warm space to local residents who are having to choose between heating or eating. We are here for EVERYONE, to give you some respite from the cost of living and energy costs crisis, somewhere you don't have to worry about how long the heating is on for or whether the thermostat is set too high.”

    The Warm Hub offers a safe space for anyone of any age and from any background to come and relax, chat to one of the friendly volunteers or just sit in the warm. There’s a lounge area with TV to watch, a children’s play area and desks for young people to do their homework in a quiet, calm environment. Hot and cold drinks, biscuits and toast are always available free of charge. There’s free WiFi too which opens up opportunities for those seeking work for example or just looking for information.

    Funds are needed to furnish the lounge area to give it a more homely feel and provide more toys, games and equipment in the play area for the children. The Hub currently only opens only one evening a week but would like to extend this and also reach out to help those vulnerable members of the community in their own homes who can’t get out.

    The Warm Hub is a project created and run by Leek Radio and their lovely volunteers as a practical local solution to a national problem. Having seen first-hand what they’re all about, I’m very happy to try and raise some money for Leek Radio CIC to assist them with the work they do in the community.

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    • Jocelyn Granger9 months ago
      Jocelyn Granger

      Jocelyn Granger

      9 months ago

      3rd June 2023. The idea for this adventure has been in my head since visiting the End to End museum at Lands End years ago and today’s the day I set off from home ready to start cycling tomorrow. At that time it was just a wild dream but with a lot of hard work and determination, I’m actually going to make it happen. It won’t be easy and there will be times when I’m struggling but I’ll remind myself how lucky I am that I have my health and the support of my loving family. I’m very lucky indeed. Thank you Paul, Adam and Katie 🥰

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    • Jocelyn Granger9 months ago
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      9 months ago

      Katie and I having finished the Leaden Boot Challenge.

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    • Jocelyn Granger9 months ago
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      9 months ago

      1st June 2023. There's just 2 days to go now until I travel to Cornwall ready for LEJOG. So exciting :) Having finished my cycle training plan and packed my bike off ready for transportation to the start, I had the chance to get back to some trail running and did one of my favorite events the Leaden Boot Challenge with my daughter Katie. We covered 26 miles and over 5000 ft of ascent but the stunning scenery of the Dove and Manifold Valleys more than makes up for all those hills. Time to take it easy now though.

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    62

    • Mark and Sally Garrett

      Mark and Sally Garrett

      Jun 18, 2023

      Have enjoyed following your adventure. Congratulations Wonder Woman.

      £20.00

    • Louise linnetty

      Louise linnetty

      Jun 18, 2023

      Well done. You are amazing x

      £10.00

    • Pete A

      Pete A

      Jun 18, 2023

      Wow! What a journey and what an inspiration. Well done Jocelyn 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

      £25.00

    • Vivien

      Vivien

      Jun 18, 2023

      Well done amazing x

    • Alec and Annie from USA

      Alec and Annie from USA

      Jun 16, 2023

      £87.38

    • Chris & Lis

      Chris & Lis

      Jun 13, 2023

      Hope it’s going well Jocelyn….. don’t forget to stop when you get to the end😉

      £20.00

    • A Stranger

      A Stranger

      Jun 9, 2023

      From a kind person at the Runcorn Holiday Inn who I was talking to in the spa pool. There are some really lovely people in the world 🥰

      £10.00

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