A FATHER-OF-THREE has trekked more than 100 miles of the Jurassic coastline to raise money for a children’s charity.

Olly Jarvis, who lives in Poole, completed on the five-day, 117-mile trek to raise more than £400 for the NSPCC.

The money will be used for the organisation's work across the region, including its school's service which delivers the Speak Out Stay Safe programme. The free initiative teaches children about abuse in an age-appropriate way and helps them to identify a trusted adult. It also educates young people on how to contact its free helpline, Childline.

Olly said: "It was a lot more difficult than what I was expecting it to be; on the first night I wanted to give up, but my wife talked me through it and I managed to walk all the way.

“As I completed the challenge my emotions were a mixture of being proud and emotional, I was proud of myself because I had completed it and I was emotional because I hadn’t seen my family for a week and they were waiting for me at the finish.”

He added: “One of the best parts of the challenge was the views, they were absolutely spectacular. I would like to thank the people that I met along the way. Although I will probably never see them again, I won't forget the encouragement that they gave me.

“People like that and all the people who donated were a great help as they really spurred me on.”

Community fundraising manager Caroline Morgan said: “Olly has put in a huge amount of time and effort to raise money for the NSPCC and we would like to thank him for taking on this big challenge to support us.

“Donations are vital to the NSPCC as they fund 90 per cent of the work we do, which is crucial to keeping children safe.

“We could not continue our work without fundraisers such as Olly.”

To support Olly you can visit his fundraising page, justgiving.com/fundraising/Oliver-Jarvis4