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Jo-Rassic Challenge

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  • Team members: Sarah Breaks & Jo Richards
  • Event: Jo-Rassic Challenge

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

We provide end of life care to help our patients across Dorset

Charity Registration No. 1000414

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The Jo-Rassic Challenge - Sidmouth to Cafe Oasis - 50 mile power walk!

Jo Richards and Sarah Breaks power walked 50 miles of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset for our friend Jo Davies - hence the name 'Jo-Rassic'  to raise money on her behalf for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust (more about Jo at http://chrisandjo.spaces.live.com and read her poem).

Cafe Oasis Weymouth was our finishing point and we are very grateful for their generous sponsorship.

See photos from Day One of the challenge

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Many thanks to Lorraine Kelly from GMTV who has donated signed photos, sweatshirt plus lots of other goodies for us to auction off to increase our sponsorship total.

Thanks to Carol Anders who gave us a £70 donation from funds raised at the village market held in the church rooms on Saturday 21st April.

Thanks to Mark at Great Western Camping who knows all there is to know about walking boots and could even supply us with co-ordinating coloured socks!

Thanks to the walkers we met from Kent who donated yesterday, hope you had a nice bank holiday, we made it to Charmouth!

To the walkers from Yorkshire and afar, hope you found this site. Next time you see us marching off top speed in the wrong direction TELL US!

   Read about us on the Dorset Echo site 

Many many thanks to Sarah North and Tasha who braved the wind and rain at a car boot sale and managed to raise a whopping £172 for the walk. Thanks girls, we're very chuffed.

Abbotsbury Swannery - Many thanks to Judith, a member of staff at the swannery, who very kindly gave us a lift back to our car after we lost our way on the coast path. It was very kind of you, and we made it back for home time at the pre-school - Just! Thanks.

Many thanks to Jane from Aubergine health food store on Portland who has donated energy bars and juices for the event. Jane has also got a collection box in her shop. Thanks.

To all the people at Dorset County Council for your unbelievable generosity and support, we thank you very very much. (see note below) 

Big thanks (in advance) to Dave Fowler from Fowler Bulding Services Ltd who is giving us a lift across the harbour in his lean mean speed machine! (Their boat)

Local businesses who have sponsored us so far include:

Great Western Camping, Dorchester (Many thanks Mark & Kirsty, the boots are great!)

Cafe Oasis

Pogles Wood Florist, Preston (Helium for our balloons)

O2 Mobile Phone shop, Weymouth (The balloons!)

Nightingale Financial Services

Wisteria Cottage, Bed and Breakfast

Hey Baby, Dorchester

Arthair, Poundbury

Heatcare UK Ltd, Weymouth

Riverford Organic Vegetables

Sprint Signs & Graphics Ltd (Thanks for producing the finish line banner)

Aubergine, Portland

Green and Blacks

Bridal and Ball, Weymouth (Thanks for the champagne)

.......Thank You.......

Chris is very touched by the response from Dorset County Council. As well as all the individuals who have sponsored Sarah and Jo, two events at County Hall raised more than £730! You know who you are, and you know you are brill! Thank you!

The Echo have published my blog now, all about how the training is going. Have a look at http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/features/readerblogs/jorassicchallenge/

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Sadly, Jo died today (Wednesday 6 June) at 1.25pm, very peacefully at home in her husband's arms

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  • Jo Davies: 22/10/73 to 06/06/07

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