Lara worked at EC London for over a year and her boundless enthusiasm and dedication touched and inspired us all. Since the foundation was set up in her memory, everyone at EC has been keen to get involved and find ways to support the cause. Here are a few of the things we have done so far:
The 15th June 2012 saw EC’s first Lara Friday. To coincide with the end of our spring term, the day was declared a colourful celebration of Lara’s life and legacy, and with the help of teachers, staff and students the event saw us raise over £800.
This started on Opening Ceremony day where staff and students paid to wear clothes in the colours of the Olympic rings, and to have their photo taken with our very own Olympic torches.
The EC Olympics came to a close on Saturday 25th August, with a day of competitive events.
‘It was so much fun, Lara would have loved it-all the students came along for a Saturday of EC Olympics, which was supposed to be in Regent’s Park but it was absolutely sheeting down with rain so we decamped to the local pub and did it all from there. There was a treasure hunt through London (my team won!!), thumb wars, skipping races, egg and spoon, paper planes, limbo, eating competitions and loads of students got involved’. Sarah Bryan
Congratulations and huge thanks to Daphne-Ann, Joe, Kat and Niva who ran the 10 miles of the Great South Run in just 1 hour 40 minutes! Amazing, what champs! If you’d like to donate to Team EC, please use the button at the bottom of the page.
“The run was a lot of fun. We were all nervous before the race, as for three of us it was our first. The atmosphere was amazing. My favourite thing about the race was the fact that on every competitor had a sign on their back saying ‘I’m running for…’. Some of the signs offered some really interesting reading, while most were really inspirational.The night before the race we all went a little crazy with ours, making sure to have lots of colour and stars for Lara. Over 25,000 people took part with the majority running for charity. I was very proud to run for Lara’s Foundation. Even though it was windy and started to rain at mile 8, it really was a tremendous experience. Lara would have loved the atmosphere and crazy costumes people were wearing.” Daphne