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.

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.