Richmond youngster takes on charity challenge for local hospitals

A Richmond youngster, who was inspired by the heroic efforts of Captain Tom Moore and women’s activist Malala Yousafzai has embarked on her own fundraising charity challenge.

Emmy Raggett, 11, who attends Richmond Methodist Primary School, has set herself the task of rowing the distance of the English Channel on a rowing machine in her garage.

After rowing for 22 miles, she will then cycle back the same distance on her bike.

Emmy said: “I am currently on lockdown, as we all are, and reading about Malala Yousafzai and how she was so driven to do good in the world.

“I also just watched Captain Tom Moore walk 100 laps of his garden for the COVID-19 charity and I wanted to do something good for others too.”

Emmy hopes to complete the challenge tomorrow, Friday.

All money raised will go to the South Tees Hospitals Charity, to help James Cook and the Friarage hospitals.

To sponsor Emmy click here.