Teenager Holly Richardson raises more than £2,400 for children’s hospital

Teenager Holly Richardson has raised more than £2,400 for a children’s hospital.

She took part in a three-mile sponsored swim, and organised a squashathon, and two cake sales.

Holly (13), who attends Uckfield Community Technology College and lives in Olives Meadow, Uckfield, with her parents Frances and Mike, and brother Sam will be presenting the money to the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.


Holly Richardson, pictured with brother Sam, and some of her fund-raising supporters. From the left are: Madeleine Hill, Rohan Huxley, Alex Pengelly, swimming teacher Emma Heather, Holly Richardson, Sam Richardson, Laura Pengelly and Emillie Snelgrove.

Her brother Sam had an operation for a heart condition there when he was a baby and remains under the hospital’s care. Holly has previously raised £1,300 for them.

This time, encouraged by friends, she swam three miles at Bede’s School, Upper Dicker, and then at the weekend she took part in a squashathon, with the help of squash coach Stephen Holliday and his son Finn, at Nutley squash courts.


Pictured at Holly’s squashathon are from the left: Finn Holliday, Holly Richardson, Stephen Holliday, and Holly’s brother Sam.

Holly’s mum Frances said, at the time her daughter organised the events: “I am a very, very proud mum and Holly is a real star.”

The family is grateful to everybody who supported Holly’s efforts.


Brother and sister Sam and Holly Richardson. Holly has just raised more than £2,400 for the hospital that looks after Sam.

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