Jess Edney, a staff member of the Livability’s Victoria Education Centre for disabled children, took part in the ‘Jurassic Coast Challenge’ to raise money for the school.
The hugely popular challenge takes place over three days with three consecutive marathons across the Jurassic Coastal Path in Dorset, with a choice of running all three or individual sections. Jess, along with her good friends Chloe and Dave, ran the third section of the challenge from Lulworth Cove to Shell Bay – a distance of around 27 miles.
Jess, who has worked at the school for just over a year said, “The training has been hard but I was up for the challenge”. There were some difficult stretches along the coastal path, but myself, Chloe & Dave have all worked hard on our strength and stamina and were determined to complete the marathon.”
Victoria Education Centre in Poole, Dorset provides specialized, high quality care and education to students aged 4-19 years. Raising money for sensory equipment and aids for the students, Jess also plans to donate a portion of the funds towards a trip for some of the children to go to Livability Holton Lee, another Livability service in Poole, that provides a place for wellbeing and community in the area.
“It is a wonderful, tranquil place to visit in the forest, provides a range of horticultural therapies and outdoor activities, with wheelchair access all around,” says Jess.
“Working at Victoria Education Centre, I am reminded every day of the constant challenges our students have to deal with. They are amazing children who make me smile and have positive can do attitudes.”
Jess is hoping to reach £1,500 for the school. You can still support her fundraising effort. Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.