13-year-old girl runs 50 miles to raise funds for Nepal school-building trip

A GIRL who wants to help the less fortunate is completing a running challenge to help raise the funds needed to join her mates in Nepal next year.

Summer Richardson’s mum Amy said the 13-year-old was not a typical teenager who was on her phone all the time — on the contrary!

“She’s thinking about the future and she’s trying to push herself,” Amy said.

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Summer is doing the “World Challenge” at Winterhill School in Kimberworth and hope to visit Nepal in 2024 alongside seven other pupils, with the aim of building a school.

“It’s all about sustainability and helping children,” said Amy.

“She’s (Summer) going to live with the locals, do what they’re doing and help build a school.

“The student have to fundraise themselves.

“She’s also doing a Duke of Edinburgh award and part of it is a physical element.”

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Summer’s aim to do 50 miles during February, which has pushed her outside her comfort zone.

She said: “We are immensely proud of her for what she is doing and for what she wants to achieve — pushing herself at every opportunity, wanting to help people less fortunate and leaving a positive impact in the world.

“She’s at the stage when she could not be bothered about much — it’s all about image and everything — but she wanted to go and help.

“We told her she should understand it’s not a holiday.

“She’s never done a run to this extent before — she’s not struggling but her legs are hurting and she tells us ‘I can’t do it’.

“The next day she gets up and pushes and does it.

“It’s nice to see she’s motivated.

“She’s a good kid.”

You can donate towards Summer’s fundraising by sending money via PayPal.


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