• LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    Diary Day 2

    It is the eve of the challenge. One team, as yet unnamed, is yet to arrive at the start point but we remain confident they will be there. We are told this might be something to do with public transport and social distancing. Grant Shapps the Transport Secretary has assured us he is ‘doing everything he humanly can, stretching every sinew and ramping up anything which comes to hand in order to get them there!’ Meanwhile, warming up at the start are six teams: The Human Hares led by John P are all drinking and walking companions. It is hoped by the opposition they will be doing more of the…

  • LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    Virtual “LEJOG”

    Young Carers who are looking after sick and vulnerable parents or siblings are having a particularly tough time during the Lockdown. It is bad enough now when all school children are deprived of school and the young carers are denied the opportunity of mixing with friends – a much needed break and source of support. But just imagine for one moment what it will be like for those young carers who may not be able to go back to school with their friends because they are living with and screening particularly vulnerable members of their family. Or for those young carers who now find themselves considerably behind their peers in…