Jo was a beloved wife, mum, daughter, sister and friend. Jo battled with breast cancer for 16 and a half years and was cared for by the fantastic team at St Barnabas House in the last stages of her illness. Throughout this, Jo maintained her positivity and zest for life, especially when it came to cycling. Four years after her initial diagnosis, Jo, alongside her family, cycled the length of France in a 600-mile tour from Bilbao in Spain to St Malo in France, raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
To honour Jo’s memory, her sons, Jack and James, and husband, Mark, along with some other family and friends, will be cycling 1300 miles from Canterbury to Rome. The cycle tour will span eight countries and will have an elevation gain twice the height of Mount Everest! The cycle will start on 2nd June and finish in Rome on 23rd June, which would have been Jo’s 59th birthday.
St Barnabas House is a charity based in Worthing which provides palliative and end of life care to adults with life-limiting illnesses.
"We believe everyone facing life-limiting illnesses should receive the care and support they deserve. Our mission is to provide dignity, comfort and choice for adults who need specialised, supportive care."
"Your generous support helped to provide specialist supportive care for 1,786 local people and their families at the hospice and in the comfort of their own homes last year."
Thank you for any donations. We would like to say a special thanks to corporate sponsors Diligence and Cuff Miller.