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Pupil Completes 60 mile Run for Charity

Emilie Morris Stamford High School pupil, Emilie Morris (Year 10), took part in a 60 mile run in the Lake District over the summer to raise funds for two charities.

Emilie and her father, Simon, aimed to complete the challenge for Schools in South Africa, as Emilie is going on the SHS Hockey and Netball trip to South Africa next year, and also for Multiple Sclerosis, as a close of friend of Simon’s has developed this awful disease and is now unable to walk.

They left on the 9th August and headed up to the Lake District to prepare for the start of the 60 mile run, following part of Wainwright’s Memorial Walk. The duo were faced with some difficult conditions during the three day run as the remains of Tropical Storm Bertha crossed their path. However, they managed to complete the challenge and raised £2500 to be split equally between the two charities.

A Facebook page Sixty at Sixty was set up and shows their progress and Emilie has given one of the books they have had printed to the Sports teachers at Stamford High School.

Head of Stamford High School, Dyl Powell, said: “We are very proud of Emilie and her fantastic fundraising achievement. She, together with her father, braved the remains of Tropical Storm Bertha to complete a gruelling 60 mile run. Emilie always exhibits the true SHS spirit in all she undertakes. Raising such a large amount of money for such worthy causes is highly commendable.”