Alice M in year 8 has been undertaking a festive fundraising challenge as part of Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ Appeal, which aims to raise money to buy Christmas presents for children living in poverty in our region.
Her challenge was to run 100km across 30 days, ending on 20th December. By Day 11, she had raised £150 of her £300 target and completed 32km! Amazing!
Due to after-school clubs most nights, Alice covered her kilometres in the mornings before school, which meant 6am wake-up calls, and she also had the added challenge of snow too! Despite this, Alice has pushed on, hoping to hit her target before the challenge ends. The money raised will support children in the region whose families are struggling and help them to have a better Christmas.
The challenge is now complete!! Alice has managed to complete a run every day for the last 30 days and hit her 100km target. All this with school every day, her Christmas show rehearsals and athletics training! We're exhausted just reading about it!
The fundraising total has now passed her £300 target for Cash for Kids thanks to the support of her sponsors; Alice is over the moon that she’s been able to do something to help. Mission accomplished!
The money raised will support local families who are struggling in the current climate and help to buy Christmas presents for children. Alice is now looking forward to giving her legs a rest before her next cross-country competition on 6th January.
What an incredible story and a fantastic show of festive spirit! Well done Alice!
We are so proud to have such community-spirited and inspirational students here at Heworth Grange!
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