15th January 2021
Former Student Council President, Eva Carroll, is entering the Endurancelife North York Moors Marathon to raise money for Plan International UK.
Eva has been part of the charity’s Youth Advisory Panel for three years so she has seen first hand what incredible work they do for children and women in the UK and globally. Eva is very passionate about fighting for a world where every child, especially every girl, knows their value. As well as her work with Plan International UK, Eva has also fronted campaigns with The Body Shop to raise money for women in Indonesia and Brazil and appeared on ITV This Morning talking about public sexual harassment.
Eva said “Representing and campaigning for this charity has been fun every step of the way. They make young people the centre of their work and it would be such an honour to give something back.”
As well as the formal marathon in September, Eva also plans to run one marathon a month this year. So that’s twelve marathons in twelve months!
To find out more and to donate, please visit Eva’s justgiving page here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eva-carroll
Eva’s Cambridge Experience
We also caught up with Eva to chat about her time so far at Cambridge University. After leaving Carmel last year with 4 A*s in English Literature, History, Politics and EPQ, she went on to study English at King’s College.
This is what Eva says about her experience so far : “Cambridge is everything I dreamed it would be and more despite the current situation. I have made so many friends from across the country and globe, been elected as the Women’s and Non Binary Officer for King’s College, and I am thoroughly enjoying my studies. I have also started a university wide Feminist Book Group and been elected as representative for the 93% club which focuses on giving state school children the support they need to access Oxbridge. The College have even enabled us to have household formals!”
When looking back at her time at Carmel, Eva said: “My time at Carmel was unforgettable and incredible. It prepared me for university both academically and socially. My tutors always went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed to thrive, and were always there to listen and help.”
It’s fantastic to hear from Eva. We are so happy she is enjoying her time at Cambridge and is continuing to campaign for such a fantastic cause. Well done.