Monmouth School Girls Conquer Half Marathon to Raise Funds for CRY

South Wales Argus, 3rd October 2019

The group of 6 friends from Monmouth School for Girls – Elinor Hart, Maddie Taylor, Scarlett Sarsby, Ellie Horton, Myfanwy Fleming-Jones and Catrin Jones – trained diligently for the Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon and completed it in under 2 hours and 15 minutes. Through taking part in this event they were able to raise almost £2,900 to go towards funding a Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) heart screening day for 100 young people next year.

Elinor started the Hartbeat Campaign to raise funds for screenings after her cousin, Frank Arentz, was diagnosed with a heart condition. “Frank’s diagnosis, although devastating, has potentially saved his life,” said Elinor. “Frank has had a defibrillator fitted in his chest, which means he has been able to continue his love of sport.”

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