Jo gets her running shoes on to help Women’s Aid charity

Jo Cullimore is training for the London Marathon
Jo Cullimore is training for the London Marathon
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JO Cullimore is a volunteer for a charity that helps women who have suffered domestic violence.

She sees at first-hand the work done by Women’s Aid - and that’s why she’s decided to help raise money by taking part in the London Marathon on April 17.

Her kind gesture means she is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner.

Jo, 35, of Cunningham Road, Waterlooville, explained: ‘I volunteer for the charity because I have had personal experience of the good work they do.

‘Women’s Aid might not be well-known and so that’s why I thought I would take part in the marathon.

‘I have only ever taken part in the Race for Life run, which was last year, but I’m determined to do this marathon.

‘I have been jogging from Waterloovile to Southsea and back to train.’

To raise money, Jo is holding a dance night at the Hampshire Rose in London Road, Widley on Saturday, March 19.

Fitness star Maria Bentley will be on hand to give salsa and Zumba classes, followed by a disco afterwards.

There are 150 tickets, which cost £5 each, and available to people aged 16 or over.

‘Trying to get people to part with their money is difficult, so I’m trying to give them something for it,’ adds Jo.

To buy tickets, call Jo on 07771 888660, email or visit