Supporting Local Charities

costalpathchallagneDorset Sole Sisters challenge for 2016 is a virtual run. We are going to run the South West Coast path, all 630 miles from Minehead to Poole around the coasts of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Those wishing to take part in this virtual run/walk have paid an entry fee this fee will be donated to  our chosen charity for 2016 Gully’s Place. Dorset Sole Sisters can run (or walk) their miles anywhere, but we hope that everyone can run a bit of the coast path for real as well as completing the virtual challenge.

 Gully’s Place   is a  Support Group for bereaved families in hospital at home and beyond.  A new room for children’s end-of-life care has opened at Dorset County Hospital. Fundraising continues to provide support  for a bereaved parent support  group and staff training. 

butterfliesRun for Fun was the Dorset Sole Sister  challenge for 2015. Raising £180 for Butterflies Children’s Disability Fund. Runners complete a minimum of four challenges each month and ran at least 400 miles. The fun challenges included running in fancy dress, run on your birthday, run with a dunk to name a few.

Butterflies Disability Fund is a local charity and  supports local children with disabilities, they have
funds to provide families with Specialist equipment, child development aids and  more.You can find out further information about Butterflies on their website  http://www.butterfliescdf.org.uk/  

Dorset Sole Sisters JOGLE Challenge 2014

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At the beginning of the year 28 Dorset Sole Sisters signed up to run or walk the distance from John O Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) as the crow flies during 2014. A total of 605 miles, just over 50 miles a month,this has also helped us to raise an impressive £280 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

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Project Zoe Summer 2014.

During the summer months Dorset Sole Sisters take advantage of the light evenings and introduce our favourite cross country runs into our run programme. The summer run weekly members fees for May, June & July 2014 raised £68.50 for Project Zoe.

Project Zoe was set up after the death of Sara and David Lloyd’s daughter Zoe Wright earlier this year from cancer.  Zoe grew up in Weymouth and fought cancer all her adult life; despite debilitating illness through ‘A’ levels and university, she worked all round the world as a respected, qualified ship-surveyor, she was a skilled sailor and continued running even when forced to attend her local Parkruns in a wheelchair. Sara, Zoe’s mother, is the mainstay of the Ladies Sailing Group (includes men!) at Castle Cove Sailing Club.  Project Zoe was set up by the Ladies Sailing Group to raise £6000 in 6 months (from March 1st 2014) to buy a Hansa 303 dinghy for Chesil Sailability so that people with disabilities can enjoy more than a few minutes on the water.  This boat is to be named ‘Spirit of Zoe’.   http://chesilsailability.org.uk/project-zoe