Volunteer "volunteers" for triathlon
A South East Water employee donned a wetsuit, dusted off her bike and got her running shoes at the ready in a bid to raise vital funds for Sussex Crimestoppers. [September 2010]
Jo Osborn, 33, swam 750m, cycled 20km and ran 5km in a triathlon on 25 August to raise £1,000 for the charity.
South East Water’s Press and PR Officer, of Cromwell Road, Hove in Sussex took on the challenge at Dorney Lake in Berkshire along with her partner Ady Kerry, 42.
Miss Osborn said: “I began getting involved with the charity through my work at South East Water and decided to become a volunteer.
“I have been helping Sussex Crimestoppers with their ongoing campaign to combat bogus callers; those who prey on the elderly and vulnerable by conning their way into people’s homes before stealing from them.
“This relates very well to the work I do at South East Water as it is my job to communicate the advice and security schemes the company offers to customers.”
Training pays off
Jo has been training hard over the past few months, running and cycling near her home as well as regularly swimming at Leybourne Lakes near Maidstone.
“I was a mixture of excited and nervous before the event; my training got me through it.
"I even managed to make my target time, completing the triathlon in less than two hours!"
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