Maynard Student Georgina wins Child of Achievement award for charity fundraising

17 May 2013

Georgina Hopgood, a Year 11 student at The Maynard School in Exeter, has won The Child of Achievement award in the Radio Exe Pride of Devon Awards.

The Pride of Devon Awards are new for 2013 and celebrate people in Devon who go the extra mile to help others in the community or who are doing extraordinary things without getting the recognition that they deserve.

Georgina will be attending the Awards Ceremony this Friday at The Devon County Show. There will be winners from 12 other categories, including Local Military Hero Award, Carer of the Year Award and 999 Emergency Hero of the Year Award.

Georgina’s Award is in recognition of her amazing commitment to fundraising for charity. Last year she successfully completed the 6 Peak Challenge, raising £4,673 for Children’s Hospice South West, Scottish Mountain Rescue and Help For Heroes.

Not content with this amazing achievement, Georgina has set herself a new challenge for 2013. She will be climbing Snowdon on Sunday 7 July to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Georgina will be climbing Snowdon with the ‘Dads United’ group, a group of people who have been brought together through their children who have received or are currently receiving the care and support of the charity.