School girl wins national writing competition with letter to hero mum

A 10-YEAR-OLD Great Ashby school pupil is the runner-up in a national writing competition after submitting a moving piece about her mother being her hero. Vimbai Gamure, a pupil at Round Diamond School, entered the Royal Mail s 1st Class Hero letter-writi

A 10-YEAR-OLD Great Ashby school pupil is the runner-up in a national writing competition after submitting a moving piece about her mother being her hero.

Vimbai Gamure, a pupil at Round Diamond School, entered the Royal Mail's 1st Class Hero letter-writing competition with a moving letter to her mother.

The competition encouraged children to write a letter with a purpose to their hero or heroine.

Vimbai's letter recognised the efforts her mother has made to give her and her sister a loving home despite the personal trauma of the death of her husband and having skin cancer.


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Melanie Corfield, Royal Mail's head of external relations for London and the South East, said: "The standard of entries was very high.

"Nationwide over 13,000 children took part, so all the children who were judged winners and runners-up should feel extremely proud.

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"It was very emotional to read Vimbai's letter to her mother."

To recognise her achievement, Vimbai was presented with a book token at a school assembly on Friday.

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