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Total raised so far


£1,700 of £2,000 target by 56 supporters See breakdown

+£300 Gift Aid

Recent donations

7 hours ago

Jayne Bullock


10 hours ago

Barbara Teece

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing what you’re doing for a really good cause. Two caring special people ❤️

4 days ago



4 days ago

Darren and Paul

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck girls

1 week ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Mum and Julia! x

1 week ago

Janet from Yorkshire

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

So very impressed! Where do you get your energy from Jan? X

1 week ago

Barry and Joan

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both.

2 weeks ago

Margaret and Shaun


Enjoy the walk and take care! xx

2 weeks ago

Elaine Millard

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck girls !

2 weeks ago

The Kristy family

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your adventure for such a worthwhile cause, lovely people. X

Julia Cooper and Jan Grotefeld are raising money for ST PAULS HOSTEL (WORCESTER)

100 Mile Challenge

Event dates: 2nd June 2021 – 31st August 2021

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Our story

To celebrate being out and about at last, Jan and I are planning to walk the 102 mile ‘Heart of England’ way which stretches from Cannock Chase to Bourton on the Water. It will be more a marathon than a sprint. We are doing this in stages over the next few months to raise funds for St. Paul’s Hostel in Worcester.

The hostel’s mission is to help people live through homelessness in order that they have a place where they belong. You will find full details of all their valuable work on It provides a wonderful service in Worcester and we hope that you will be able to help us raise some funds to support it.

Many thanks

Julia Cooper and Jan Grotefeld.

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Our updates

2 days ago

Tuesday June 15th - Jan and I have just arrived home very hot and weary having done two more days. We started walking yesterday morning on Watling Street and immediately had to divert because of HS2. We passed several very sad looking, boarded up farms with compulsory purchase notices on them. On to Drayton Basset and then down the canal towpath to Kingsbury Water Park. Lots of beautiful wild flowers, cygnets and goslings. Today was Kingsbury Park to Shustoke: crossed lots of cornfields, watched the firing practice on Kingsbury Rifle Range. Still so far so good- another 18 miles done so 38 down, 64 to go


1 week ago

Friday June 4th. We started walking on Wednesday and have had three wonderful days. The sunshine has been beautiful throughout but it’s not been too hot to walk. The walk starts at Milford which is at the northern end of Cannock Chase so the first 11/2 days were spent walking through the Chase-beautiful deciduous woodland with some open heathland. Then we were out into meadows and today we reached Lichfield and spent an hour in the magnificent cathedral before heading on. We’ll do a few more miles tomorrow before heading home. So far, so good -20 down, only 82 to go!

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