Dorset 100 -we still need more of you!

Dorset 100 -we still need more of you!
Dorset 100 -we still need more of you!

Hello All


Thanks to those of you who responded to my previous email of 23 January (reproduced below) and have volunteered to help at the Dorset 100 this year. Susanne is very grateful but would be delighted if she could have even more help. 

I should also say that all those of us from London who are walking really appreciate seeing friendly and familiar faces at the event. It should be a fun weekend so, come on, and lend a hand.

If you would like to help, get in touch with Susanne - email address below.

Douglas Robinson



Susanne Waldschmidt is organising London's support for the 100 this year and has asked me to pass on this call for volunteers to help.                                    

 It will be held on the weekend of Friday 27th May to Monday 30th May and  volunteers are needed for Headquarters.


As usual our volunteer weekend will involve a subtle blend of walking, washing-up*, Wetherspoon’s and of course Weymouth.  London Group will be helping out at headquarters and there will also be time for a Social Walk.

Headquarters where the event starts and finishes is at the Wey Valley School Upwey, about two miles north of the seaside resort of Weymouth.  Unlike the checkpoints we have serviced in the past it should be really easy to get to. Upwey station is about half a mile from the school and is on the main line between Weymouth and Waterloo.

 We will need volunteers to help out before the start of the event from 7am to 10am on the Saturday mainly with car parking duties, making sandwiches and pouring tea.  We will be free the rest of the day for a Social Walk.  London Group will then be on duty from 10am Sunday morning to 10am Monday morning. This period will be split into 3 shifts so volunteers can catch some sleep.   Our duties will involve greeting and supporting returners, helping serve food, clearing tables, emptying rubbish, monitoring loos and showers, dealing with lost property, checking carparks. Finally last but not least catering.  (Luckily this will not involve cooking vast quantities of pasta)

Our multi-skilled forces have faced many challenges in the past and I am sure our legendary grace and humour will be a great asset.  What better way to finish the 100 than to be meeted and greeted  by our Luverley London Group.


*I have been told that there is an enormous dish washer.


In spite of overnight duties on Sunday/Monday this should be a great weekend away in a very beautiful area with a chance to support our London group champions. Can you resist the call?

 Do fill in the enclosed application form/questionnaire ASAP and return to




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