£1,282 for Princess Alice Hospice via Rachel
London Marathon runner Rachel collects her sponsorship
Money raised from a Mufti Day as well as milk shake and cake sales was presented to Rachel Edwards to add to her sponsorship funds for running the London Marathon in support of Princess Alice Hospice. Students who had been making and selling milk shakes and cakes had a chance to chat to Rachel about her Marathon experience and see her Marathon medal.
Rachel was running the London Marathon as a tribute to her Dad, Les Edwards, who taught at Heston for 34 years and was Post-16 Learning Coordinator when he retired in 2012. Les sadly passed away in August 2014 following a battle with cancer and Princess Alice Hospice coordinated his care both at home and in the hospice.
Rachel said: “I cannot thank the staff and pupils of Heston enough for fundraising an amazing £1,282 for Princess Alice Hospice. It made the painful 26.2 miles of marathon all worthwhile! It was great to meet some of the pupils at the forefront of the fundraisers today to say thank you in person. I am truly grateful as I know the Hospice will be, along with all the patients and families this money will help support. I know that Dad would have been just as overwhelmed, so a huge heartfelt thank you.”