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NHS thank Emmy for channelling her efforts to raise £1,188 for local hospitals

26 November 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

South Tees NHS have recognised the tremendous achievement of Emmy, in Year 7, which resulted in her raising a fabulous £1,188 for her local hospital during lockdown.  Emmy rowed 22 miles, the equivalent distance of the English Channel, as well as covering the same mileage on her bike, over a period of just five days. Emmy is a keen sportswoman, being good at cricket, football and hockey, but she had never rowed before, so it was a real challenge for her.  Emmy planned the project herself, working out her daily mileage and routes.

Emmy said: “During lockdown I read about Malala Yousafzai and how she was so driven to do good in the world. I also watched Sir Captain Tom Moore walk 100 laps of his garden for the COVID-19 charity. I wanted to do something good for others too.”

Emmy has donated the £1,188 to her local hospital and the NHS heroes that work there.

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