Jurassic charity walk up next for Wolfson maintenance Staff

Published on
Monday 13 March 2023
College & Community

Raising money for Children with Cancer UK, a member of Wolfson's maintenance team, Leigh Spicer, will walk 100km (about 62.14 mi) in 24hrs along the Jurassic coastline.

Leigh Spicer will take on the charity walk with two friends in May and has asked for support from his Wolfson community to help him raise as much money as possible. 

The Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as ‘The Jurassic Coast,’ lies on the South Coast of England in the United Kingdom. It is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by incredible geology of global importance.  

In 2001, the Jurassic Coast was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the Outstanding Universal Value of its rocks, fossils, and landforms. It remains England’s only natural World Heritage Site. 

Their route will start in Corfe Castle, then they will head down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth at half way. To reach the distance of 100km, they must continue past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay’s cliffs (the famous location of ITV’s hit TV show Broadchurch) – before finishing in the vibrant Dorset town of Bridport. 

For 35 years, Children with Cancer UK has funded much needed research into the causes of childhood cancers, and the development of better, kinder treatments. Their work has contributed significantly to a marked increase in childhood cancer survival rates and improved quality of life for patients. Since 1988, they have increased awareness and understanding of childhood cancers within the scientific community and among the general public. 

If you would like to donate and help Leigh and his friends reach their target, please click to be taken his JustGiving page. 

Leigh Spicer Jurassic Walk Route