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‘The Big Heart Runners’ are a group of seven Old Robertsonian girls – Madeleine Redmayne (R 08-13), Alexandra Johnston (R 08-13), Victoria Johnston (R 08-13), Rachel Hendrickse (R 07-11), Ellie Winstanley (R 09-13), Maria Ortbauer (R 11-13) and Vanessa Butterworth (R 11-13) – who will be running the Edinburgh Marathon on the 24th May to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Please see below a message from Madeline Redmayne:

My dad very sadly passed away very unexpectedly from a heart attack in November and so we have picked up our running shoes to raise money for a cause that aims to stop heart break forever. 

My dad spent many a Saturday afternoon on Busk pitches watching my brother’s play rugby and he enthusiastically shouted us all through the Wilson Run finish line. We therefore felt, as we all have such a strong connection with the school, that you may be able to publicise our cause in a newsletter or similar.

We will be hosting a fundraising event on Saturday 4th April -The Big Heart Bash – a drinks party at Balls Brothers, Austin Friars, London. Tickets will be £25 on the door. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and there will be entertainment throughout the evening. Please get in touch via this address if you are interested in attending.

Thank you very much.


Best, Maddy
Madeleine Redmayne (R 08-13)

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Please click here to visit the girls’ fundraising page and for more information.