A woman from Todmorden is set to tackle three marathons in three days to help raise funds for the Prince’s Trust.
Jayne Booth, an Incommunities equalities officer, is swapping the office for the great outdoors as part of the Jurassic Coast Challenge along the famous south coast footpath in Dorset and Devon.
Jayne is now in training for the challenge in March and is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the Trust - the chosen charity of Incommunities’ Group chief executive Geraldine Howley in her role as president of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Jayne said: “I am delighted to have secured my place on the Jurassic Coast Challenge and hopefully I can raise lots of money for the Prince’s Trust.
“To help me get ready for the marathons I’m joining Ben Smith from Bristol who is running the equivalent of a marathon a day over 13 months for Stonewall and Kidscape charities.
“I’ve run marathons before but never three in three days.”
The Prince’s Trust charity, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year, works with young people from 13 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school to turn their lives around.
Many of the young people they help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. They offer free programmes give young people the support they need to stabilise their lives.
You can support Jayne’s challenge by donating online, click: https://www.justgiving.com/Incommunities-Jayne.