Highfield Mum Raises £7,865 for Charity
Emma Smith, from Liss, ran the 39th London Marathon last Sunday in a time of 4 hours, 57 minutes, raising £7,865 (including Gift Aid) for Highfield Centenary Bursary Fund (HCBF).
Emma Smith, who is a Highfield and Brookham parent, says,
“A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me to run in the London Marathon last Sunday. Also for all the support in the months leading up to it. Having family and friends supporting me made all the difference and kept me so focused.”
“It was the most amazing day and an experience I’ll never forget and I am thrilled to have currently raised over £7,000 for HCBF. Running over the finish line was the most elating feeling and I am proud to say I ran and completed the 39th London Marathon.”
Emma ran the marathon to raise money for the Highfield Centenary Bursary Fund. In 2007, Highfield School created an award scheme offering funded school places for children who would draw exceptional benefit from joining the school, perhaps as a result of less than optimal family or educational circumstances. The aim of the fund is to broaden access to children for whom a Highfield education is likely to have the greatest impact on their academic and personal development and future life chances.
Emma trained a lot at Highfield and Brookham Schools, which have 175 acres of land, once she dropped her children off in the morning.
“I saw and heard the children while I was running which was a constant reminder of what a happy, busy, special place Highfield is. We are very fond of the school and our children are so very happy there so raising money for the Fund who are able to offer other children the opportunity to be part of the school community is such a positive wonderful initiative to be part of.”
There is still time to sponsor Emma and help raise money for this amazing fund visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmmaSmith1974
To find out more about the fund head to highfieldschool.org.uk/admissions/centenary-bursaries