In June this year, we featured an article in our newsletter about our Year 4 pupil, Mela, who was selected as the face of the 5K Family Race for the Kids event, raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Every year since she was born, Mela has taken part in this event. This year, the race took place on Saturday 13th October in Hyde Park and Mela completed the race along with the rest of her family.
Mela said: 'I really enjoy doing the race each year but it can be very tiring. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I mainly use my scooter although this year I managed to run the last 1k. You get a T-shirt for participating and a goodie bag when you reach the finishing line'.
So far this year, Mela and her family have raised an incredible £746.25 with sponsorship money still to be collected. The money raised will go towards supporting patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Ahead of the race Mela featured in the Sutton Guardian raising awareness for Apert Syndrome. On the day Mela was interviewed by GOSH and even found time to have a few photos taken with celebrities!
Mela’s mum said “We all had a fab day and the amazing weather on our side. Thank you so much for sharing our article, it is so important to us to support GOSH. This will be our 8th year running and we are so grateful to Robin Hood Junior School for allowing us to create more awareness for Apert syndrome”.