Here is a message from Lucinda’s family:
“We just wanted to drop you a line and share with you news of our daughter’s success in Pole Vault for 2018 – which would simply not have been possible without the support of Kent County Playing Fields Association.
“On 25th August, Lucinda White won the Under-15 Pole Vault title at the prestigious England Athletics National Championships, held at Bedford International Stadium. In wet and windy conditions, Lucinda secured the gold medal with a clearance of 3.16m.
“This achievement follows a very successful athletics season with Lucinda taking gold at the English Schools National Championships in July and in May she was crowned county champion in the Under-15 girls’ javelin.
“The above achievements are all the more special as she has achieved them despite being, at 13 years old, bottom of her age group.
“Your financial support enabled Lucinda to purchase a second hand pole and went towards the installation of high-bars in the garden for her pole vault training – without which she would not have achieved this success.
“So a big thank you for your support, Lucinda trains extremely hard and with considerable dedication for one so young, so with your help she has earned her success!”
(The photo is of Lucinda on the rostrum at the English Schools National Champs)