A big stride for mum and daughter

Jasmine Rogers, member of the Canterbury District has undertaken a mammoth charity walk to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Stepping up for Great Ormond Street Hospital: Jasmine Rogers (right) and mum, Wendy (left) with their medals from the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

Jasmine Rogers from the Canterbury District has undertaken a mammoth charity walk to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Last year, the young Oddfellow took part in the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge - an annual event which sees entrants walk, jog or run all or parts of a 106 kilometre (65 miles) course along coastal paths on the island.

Jasmine was inspired to sign up and raise money for Great Ormond Street as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the treatment and care she had previously received from the hospital.

In 2014, she spent 10 days at Great Ormond having a major double back operation for scoliosis. Because of her age, Jasmine was only allowed to tackle the first quarter of the Challenge – a distance of 25 kilometres (nearly 16 miles) which she completed in four hours and 44 minutes.

Her mum and fellow Oddfellow, Wendy, also took part and completed the full course in 30 hours and 40 minutes.

Together, the mum and daughter duo have successfully raised £1,552.

A huge well done to you both!