A NURSE at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital is walking to work dressed as a dinosaur throughout May to raise money for Bournemouth Hospital Charity.

Sara Quickfall-Leonard from Poole decided to take on this challenge in the absence of the annual Jurassic Coast 100km walk that she was due to take part in.

Sara will be walking 350 kilometres, with the walk to Bournemouth Hospital and back equalling 5-6 miles both ways.

Sara is hoping that her training for the Jurassic Coast will pay off, despite potential restrictions posed by the dinosaur costume.

She said: "I think it might take me a couple of hours to get to work and back, I may be restricted by the costume. My colleagues think I'm a bit mad to do this!"

Sara's first experience of walking to work and back occurred on May 1 and proved to be a success with the public.

Sara explained: "I was so amazed by people’s support. Beeps and waves and people stopping me to ask what I was doing (socially distanced of course). It really kept me motivated. Lots of people asked for the fundraiser link. I’m trying to come up with a way of getting it on the costume but it’s a little tricky.

"I also can’t believe the generosity of people - friends, family and complete strangers."

Sara is already over halfway to her target of £1000 and hopes the figure will continue to rise.

To support Sara's fundraising efforts, visit her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sara-quickfall-leonard3 or bit.ly/Trisaratops