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Inspiring pupils raise over £2,200 for local hospice

Friday 24th July

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Local student Jasmine Irvine-Scott and her friends Alexa and Clemmie ran 5k every day for one month to raise money for Farleigh Hospice.

The 17 year old students from Felsted School took on the challenge following their concerns over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their local hospice. Fundraiser Jasmine said: Every year our school raised money for Farleigh Hospice but when the school closed due to Covid-19 we were worried that the hospice would miss out and we knew you would need our support.”

To support their local hospice the friends decided to run 5k every day from the 8th May to the 8th June. A justgiving page was set up with a target of £500, however that was surpassed within a week and they have so far raise £2,200 plus a further £335 through gift aid.”

Jasmine is also a valued volunteer in Farleigh’s Great Dunmow charity shop: “I have been volunteering in the Great Dunmow shop for just over a year. During the summer I help out two to three times a week and then during term time I am there every other Saturday. It’s a really lovely shop, so nice and bright. Through volunteering I am able to support my local community, put something back and help others.

Alison Stevens, Chief Executive from Farleigh Hospice said: “This is a real challenging time for students, adapting to studying at home, preparing for exams whilst being separated from their friends and teachers. However, despite all of this Jasmine, Alexa and Clemmie still continue to think of others, this is truly inspirational. All the nurses, doctors, patients and their families truly appreciate all their support and thanks to their fundraising efforts we are to care for people living with a life-limiting illness in mid Essex.”