Jo is Running to Help Others (24-8-17)
Many parents of children living in Cropwell Bishop will know Jo Wroughton.
Not only does she work with children at Cropwell Bishop Primary School, but also, for the last 8 years or so, she has been in charge of our own Village Youth Club, Cool Kids of Bishop (CKOB).
Twice a month on a Friday evening, Jo and her team of volunteer parents and helpers, are at The Old School where they work hard to help our village kids learn new things, work off some energy and socialise. I suspect that Jo and the adults use up even more energy than the kids on those evenings!
Jo has given many kids help over the years but now she is asking for help from the adults in Cropwell Bishop.
It is not Jo herself that actually needs help, but the people who suffer from a disease called Lupus. Jo's aunt suffers from Lupus and Jo has taken it upon herself to raise money for the Lupus UK Charity.
Here is what Jo has to say .....
You may be aware that I am busy fundraising for Lupus, a horrible disease that my Aunt and 50,000 others have in the UK. I am doing this through running.
The main income comes from 11 members of my family and friends sponsoring me per km that I run each week, ranging from 1p to 10p per km, over the course of a whole year.
They all have a sealed tin and don't tell me how much they sponsor me and I simply advise them each week how many kms I run.
My year ends on September 3rd 2017 and on that day we are having a huge tin opening and count up at my Auntie Gill's to see how much we have raised. I have also been sponsored for a 10k and half marathon over the year.
The reason I am telling you this is because I am having a huge push over the remaining three weeks to raise as much as I can and to this end, I have pledged to run 50k per week for these last three weeks.
I have put this on facebook and have two collecting tins in the Co-op.
The way that the people of Cropwell Bishop can help Jo, is by making a donation to the collecting tin at the Co-op in the village. Alternatively, if you know Jo, you can make a donation direct to her.
I know that this requires a bit of effort from you, but just think of the effort that Jo is making. Over the last year she has run the same mileage as from Land's End to John O'Groats!