Our recently announced Ellie Kempley Scholarship Fund has got off to a flying start with 33 people running in the Yorkshire Marathon in Ellie’s memory and raising a total of £26,446 (at the time of writing) which will provide scholarships for students to train as Montessori teachers with our AMI Diploma 3-6 course.
The Maria Montessori Institute is also match funding the first £2000 raised for each student’s place with its charitable reserves and offering the annual Ellie Kempley Bursary for a fully-paid place on our AMI Orientation 3-6 course.
Ellie’s brother Ben Kempley said:
“My younger sister Ellie died, without warning or reason, from SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) on September 16th 2022. Grief is all the love you want to give, but now can’t – and my family and I loved Ellie beyond imagination. We have since been searching for ways to express that love. It is therefore with great excitement that we decided to establish a scholarship in her memory.
“For our first ever fundraising event, we decided to take on the fantastic Yorkshire Marathon. We recruited a team of 33 friends and family to run on Ellie’s behalf. We are overwhelmed the donations we have received so far and we are incredibly grateful for any donations – little or large – to our cause.”
Head of Training Louise Livingston said:
“Ellie was an unforgettable student. She was full of life and potential so we want to remember her by supporting other bright young people who are also full of potential. We are overwhelmed by the response of Ellie’s family in setting up the Scholarship Fund and recruiting so many runners to take part in the Yorkshire Marathon and raise funds that will help other young people to train as Montessori teachers.”
To sponsor Ellie’s family and friends visit their fundraising page.