Last place but fundraising success for 5k fundraising trio
This weekend, three little girls from Yorkshire donned their running shoes in Rother Valley Country Park to take part in a 5k race as part of Neurocare's Head Start 2011.
Emily (7) and Molly (5) from Leeds and Amelie (6) from Sheffield wanted to do their bit and support Neurocare – the charity which raises money to buy equipment for the Neurosciences Department at Sheffield’s Hallamshire Hospital.
Picture caption L-R with 2km to go: Emily Fearn (7) Amelie Rodgers (6) Molly Fearn (5) and Neil Fearn.
Although the trio finished last in 1 hour, 8 minutes they were pleased with having completed the race and were met with both cheers and plenty of cold orange juice.
After reaching the finishing line Emily said: "It was a really long way and very hot but I hope we have raised lots of money."
Emily and Molly’s dad Neil Fearn is Head of Neurotrauma
at law firm Simpson Millar and naturally he had nothing but praise for the girls.
"It was a beautiful day but also very warm so we had to stop for rest and juice on a regular basis. But the girls were determined to complete the race and they certainly didn’t disappoint."
"Neurocare is an extremely important charity. Buying equipment to diagnose and treat people with serious head injuries, brain tumours, cancers and other serious illnesses is very expensive but absolutely essential."
"I am so proud of the girls for having done their bit to help the charity and hopefully more donations will follow over the coming weeks."
The trio has so far raised £150 and are still collecting donations through: www.justgiving.com/headstart5k