DCH Cancer Charity Appeal
Dorset Sole Sisters launched a club challenge for 2017; this included a different challenge each month along with the challenge of 500 miles to be run over the year. Our chosen charity for 2017 was for The DCH Cancer Charity Appeal. Well done to everyone who took part and helped to raise £180.00 for this incredible charity.
The DCH Cancer Charity Appeal is a project that will develop cancer facilities for patents in North, South and West Dorset and support the provision of radiotherapy services in Dorchester for the first time. http://www.dchft.nhs.uk/charity/cancer-centre-appeal/Pages/cancer-centre-appeal.aspx
Weymouth Junior Parkrun were delighted with a donation of £100 from Dorset Sole Sisters to help towards the set up cost of a Junior Parkrun in Weymouth. Junior Parkrun is a 2k timed run for children aged 4 to 14 year olds and is held at 9am on Sunday mornings at the Lodmoor Country Park Weymouth. Junior Parkrun is a fee event and run by teams of volunteers. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/weymouth-juniors/
Dorset Sole Sisters challenge for 2016 was a virtual run. We ran the South West Coast path, all 630 miles from Minehead to Poole around the coasts of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Those who took part in this virtual run/walk paid an entry fee and raised £384.00 for our chosen charity for 2016 Gully’s Place. Dorset Sole Sisters were able to run (or walk) their miles anywhere, but we hope that everyone ran a bit of the coastal path for real as well as completing the virtual challenge. Well done to all of those who completed the 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.
Run 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
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.
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