Burgess Hill Girls pupil raises thousands for Mid Sussex charity with daily run challenge

Burgess Hill Girls pupil Emily Jeffers has raised more than £2,700 for Time 4 Children after running at least three kilometres every day last month.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:35 pm

Emily, 12, was inspired to take on the challenge for the Haywards Heath charity after she learned about a family friend’s volunteer work with them.

She wanted to run 84km in total, more than two marathons, over the month of February and ended up running 108.3km.

“On the first run of the month I only ran 3km and felt awful,” said Emily, adding that the first few days were tough.

Emily Jeffers raised thousands for Time 4 Children after running 3km every day in February. Picture: Burgess Hill Girls

“On the final day I managed 8.3km,” she said.

“I am so grateful for the support of my family, friends and teachers.”

Burgess Hill Girls head Liz Laybourn said she was impressed with Emily’s achievement.

“This was a proper challenge for Emily to commit herself to a new physical challenge every day and beat her target,” said Liz.

“I am looking forward to seeing her take her new-found talent on to the athletics track this summer,” she added.

“With such commitment and determination, she has a great future ahead of her.”

Time 4 Children runs weekly programmes to boost the emotional well-being, self-confidence and self-esteem of emotionally vulnerable children aged 4-12 in Mid-Sussex.

Find out more at www.time4children.org.uk.