Monthly Archives: June 2009

June Update

June 30   I have been selected to compete for the East of England in this years, UK School Games that will be held in Swansea, Wales. Only the best athletes in the United Kingdom 16 and under will be competing there.

June 29   My parents and I were invited to Leigh Rotary Club’s official hand over celebratory meal at the Old Vienna Restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea we had a lovely evening and I had a chance to stand up and give a little speech  (I just love to show off)


June 22   🙂 Hurrah it’s time to party, what a great day. I sat my last GCSE exam today, but on the other hand, pardon the pun, it was a very sad one, it was my last day at Belfairs High School.  I will miss everyone, it has been fantastic and I will be back to encourage future Belfairians!

June 20th   I had a great day today the weather was just perfect, sunny and bright, which always makes me feel happy.  Well to cut my story short I visited Millfield School to meet my future house parents, Neil & Anne Whiskerd, they were lovely,  you can see in these pictures in my Millfield News page on the right how fantastic a place Millfield is, I am looking forward to September when I start.

June 8th   My mummy and I were invited out for  lunch by Rochford Rotary Club, we dined at  Rochford Hundred Golf Club and the venue was  a fabulous Tudor building apparently the estate was a former home of Anne Boleyn. I would highly recommend a look if you ever get a chance. Hopefully we will  be invited back again another day.


On the 20th June I went to Millfield to meet my future Houseparents,

Neil & Anne Whiskerd, they were lovely.

Below are a few snap shots taken around Millfield.

This will be my boarding House “Abbey

which over looks one of Millfields playing fields,

you can just see the roof of the 50m Pool behind the trees.

The rear of Abbey House overlooks the equestrian centre.


Behind this impressive sculpture is the Restaurant/Cafeteria

   This is where I will be training whilst studying my A Levels.

Millfield 50m School Pool

Fitness Montage

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Moonlight Colourthon 2009

Please Help Sponsor

Director Steve Turner and his fellow stylists at Lee Staffords Salonin Leigh-on-Sea, James Cranfield from Niche also in Leigh-on-Sea, Brad Parsons from Rochford & District Swimming Club, Sam Jones and Jenny Hixon from Westborough Primary School.


Jo-Jo Cranfield with Lee Staffords Salon Director Steve Turner and some of his top hair technicians / stylists

They are taking part in the 2009 Moonlight Colourthon to help raise money for me to be able to attend Millfield School in Somerset and continue with my Swimming Training for London 2012. If you would also like to walk/take part yourself please fill in entry forms at the following details: –

  • Your Nominated Charity: Jo-Jo Cranfield
  • Full Name of Charity: c/o Southend Round Table 106
  • Registered Charity No: 1052897
  • Charity Address: P.O Box 5819, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 9EP.
  • Tel: 07719 624905

Testimonial: Sheringham Junior School

‘Jo-Jo visited Sheringham Junior School as part of our Olympic Challenge Fortnight in July 2008. She spoke to groups of children throughout the school about her experiences as a top quality athlete. Jo-Jo engaged the pupils incredibly well, answering their questions with tremendous enthusiasm and honesty. She provided the pupils with an inspirational role model to aspire to, as well as giving them with a very positive example of physical disabilities can be overcome. The pupils at the school often ask about her, and I look forward to inviting her back to the school some time in the future’

Gary Wilkie
Head Teacher
Sheringham Junior School Newham

Testimonial: Echo Newspaper

Jo-Jo is a remarkable young athlete who has enjoyed great success already in her career and seems certain to enjoy even more as she works towards her dream of taking part in the next Paralympics.”

Chris Phillips
Sports Desk
Echo Newspaper