July 28th Start of the National Youth Championships, venue Ponds Forge in Sheffield. I qualified for 7 events which would have been over 6 days but due to the expense of hotels I entered only 5. They were MD (multi disability) events which means I was up against swimmers of all ages, and all disabilities. Here are my results:-
“JoJo is a inspirational, highly motivated & dedicated athlete, who is always striving to improve herself. She has an outgoing and friendly personality, but has an inner belief and determination that will take her to the top. JoJo works hard in every session and challenges me to ensure that I provide the best training programme and environment for her to succeed.”
July 19th Up the road from where I live is a little antique shop. It is a very nice shop and the lady that owns it has got a lovely scottie dog called Milly. The lady thought it was cruel to keep Milly in her small shop and was trying to find a home for her. My mum thought we could have her. So she brought her home. Bathed her and cleaned her up. Boy what a mistake my dog Bruce who is almost 14 and on lots of medication, because he is old with heart problems, thought all his christmas’s had come at once. He would not leave her alone. All he wanted to do is play I reckon if we had kept her it would have killed him off and we don’t want that,do we! He is my best friend. So we sadly we gave Milly back.
July 16th I was invited to Belfairs High School celebration assembly. I had a fab evening, but in a way it was sad 🙁 saying goodbye to some of my friends and teachers, you see it was my last ever school assembly at Belfairs, boo hoo, but on the other hand, pardon the pun he he he, I was awarded Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Endeavour Award.
Director Steve Turner and his fellow stylists at Lee Staffords Salonin Leigh-on-Sea, My brother James Cranfield from Niche also in Leigh-on-Sea, Sam Jones and Jenny Hixon from Westborough Primary School in Westcliff and everyone else who took part in this years Moonlight Colourthon. There were over 1,300 entrants and together they raised over £138,000 for 236 different charities.. FANTASTIC!
No rest for the wicked, so the saying goes. I competed at the British Gas Swim Wales short course (25) Open Meet / IPC International Paralympic World Trials in Newport, Wales this weekend. Sadly I did not qualify for worlds, but I did come:-
July 1stGosh where do I start. I was asked to present medals at two different swimming galas. The first being in the morning for Rochford District Inter-Schools Annual Swimming Gala. I had a great time and saw some fantastic young swimmers I was happy to help out.
Here is a picture of me with Jordan Kemp a young Rochford & Disrict Swimmer.
In the afternoon I had only 30 minutes to grab a bit of lunch before going to my next booking to present some more medals & trophies for Southend Sports Partnerships Inter-Schools Gala, again I was glad to help out.
Phew !I have had a grand day so far, but I was running out of time I needed to have my nails done do my hair and get ready for Belfairs School Prom at La Quinta in Benfleet, Essex.