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Soroptimist International of Bournemouth’s charity Cementing Futures has received a boost in funds recently thanks to two events and our many supporters –

Firstly –  Tandem Bike Ride – The Hornblow Jogle


Jogle Team – Destination accomplished


John O’Groats to Land’s End on a tandem….From 23rd September 2017 for two weeks Stephney and Jono Hornblow – mother and son – cycled the 894 miles to raise funds for Cementing Futures.Stephney (65) had a health scare in 2016 and subsequently began training and lost in excess of five stones in weight. Her son Jono has been totally encouraging and was the other half of the tandem. They believed Cementing Futures a really worthwhile cause, along with the British Heart Foundation. Husband Tim did the cooking in a camper van en route and Bobbie White and Liz Dominey – SI Bournemouth – were the “roadies.”Various friends and soroptimists provided accommodation along the route which started at John O’Groats. They travelled to Tongue, Strathpeffer, Fort William, Inverary, Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Lancaster, Nantwich, Hereford, Bridgwater, Liskeard and Land’s End.

Update: So far Steph and Jono have raised £1946.06.  Click here to add to the donations. Thank you.

Secondly –  Manning the Hydration Station at the Bournemouth Marathon

Bottles Galore!
Runners in the sunshine


Bournemouth and Poole Soroptimists and their loyal supporters manned a hydration station at the 2017 Bournemouth Marathon. Once again the weather was gorgeous and a total of £465 was raised for Cementing Futures.  Special thanks to half-marathon runner Ken Adams and friends for supporting the charity again this year by donating all the funds that they raised.