A heartfelt thanks goes to Richard and Judi Mills who recently presented Olympic hockey player and 2012 bronze medallist, Alex Danson, with a cheque for £7,890 for the Youth Sport Trust.
Special guests Richard and Judi presented the cheque on Wednesday (7 November) at Newbury Racecourse, during the closing dinner of the first of this year's Raising Achievement conferences. The Raising Achievement conferences, run by the Youth Sport Trust in association with Sky Sports Living for Sport, enable headteachers, senior school leaders and PE professionals to focus on using PE and sport to raise achievement within their school.
The money was raised in memory of Richard and Judi's son, Harry, who tragically died aged 11 from meningitis in 2007. Since then, the Mills family has raised in excess of £125,000 for research into meningitis and other charities including the Youth Sport Trust.
On 26th September this year, 'Harry's Lunch' was held to celebrate Harry's life. Alex Danson attended the occasion to talk about her 2012 Olympic experience and the work of the Youth Sport Trust.