FARMERS Chrissie and Mat Crossman became Team Dairy when they took on an ultra challenge to raise money after being inspired by sick children at a village school.

The husband and wife team have raised more than £1,000 for CLIC Sargent by completing the Jurassic Coast Challenge.

Mrs Crossman said: "Our little boy attends our local primary school in All Cannings and we have been tremendously moved by two of his class mates who are living with childhood cancer.

"Along with their parents and siblings they are always so full of smiles and joy whilst going through what we can only imagine as one of the most heart-breaking, exhausting and cruel times of their lives.

"They are our inspiration and thinking of them really helped get us through that challenge."

Their marathon effort of 36 miles took them from Poole harbour and then a run along the coastline all the way along through Studland and Swanage across to Corfe Castle, through Lulworth Cove past Durdle Door and all the way along to the finish line at Weymouth beach.

Mrs Crossman said: "We are dairy farmers in All Cannings but we took a couple of days off the farm, ditched our wellies, donned our running trainers and took part in an Ultra-Marathon which is 58km or 36 miles in a day. A first for us as and an amazing experience, all to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

"It was an amazing event. The hills are brutal with the biggest elevation of a whopping 1650 metres. The scenery was just stunning and the event organisers were brilliant. It took us 10.5 hours with over 76,000 steps taken and more than 4000 calories burned.

"We placed sponsorship forms in our local pub, The King's Arms and our lovely Village Shop, where we have been overwhelmed with generous donations. The sponsor form in the shop ran out of space."

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