Axedale student Zara Smith has created history, raising the single largest amount raised by a primary school student in the Jump Rope for Heart event’s 31-year history.July 25, 2014 3:34am
Zara Smith has raised a record-breaking $12,728.75 for Jump Rope for Heart.
By the end of June, she had reached $9500 and the Heart Foundation gave the 11-year-old Axedale Primary School student the two weeks of the school holidays to raise an additional $500 to take her grand total to $10,000.
But Zara went above and beyond the target.
Zara got behind Jump Rope for Heart after her father Jeff suffered a heart attack less than two years ago.
Mr Smith and his wife Rachel said they were incredibly proud of Zara’s efforts.
‘‘It’s hard to put into words how proud we are,’’ Mr Smith said.
‘‘She’s a little star in our eyes anyway — but she’s put in so much work.
‘‘We’ve driven her around, but she’s done all the asking.
‘‘And we’d like to thank all the residents and businesses of Heathcote for their support.’’
Zara was also supported from as far away as Echuca-Moama.
Her total is the single largest amount raised by a primary school student in the event’s 31-year history.
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