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Hospice supporter took on a marathon challenge to raise vital funds

The Argus: Jo-Jo Coppard (centre) has raised more than £1,300 for the Martlets Hospice Jo-Jo Coppard (centre) has raised more than £1,300 for the Martlets Hospice

HOSPICE supporter Jo-Jo Coppard took on a marathon challenge to raise vital funds for its work.

The 71-year-old from Hove was the oldest person in the Martlets Hospice team to take part in this year's Brighton Marathon.

Mrs Coppard power-walked her way around the 26-mile course, finishing in just over six-and-a-half hours. She raised more than £1,300 and presented the cheque to staff at the hospice in Wayfield Avenue, Hove.

Mrs Coppard has also taken part in the hospice's Peacehaven abseil and Midnight Walk.

She said: “I do these events mainly to raise money for the Martlets, who desperately need all the sponsorship they can get.

“The hospice and all the staff working within that organisation do such a wonderful job.

“I am unable to actually give money so I do it by means of sponsorship.”

The hospice is not part of the NHS and so relies on the support of the community to continue its services.

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6:02pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

I have the pleasure of knowing this lady personally, and she is a joy to be around, even if slightly scary.

Here she is, doing more crazy stuff:

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=rT8MvP3w-
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I have the pleasure of knowing this lady personally, and she is a joy to be around, even if slightly scary. Here she is, doing more crazy stuff: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rT8MvP3w- T8 Gary1965
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