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YOUNG FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

Anna Hadley - British Heart Foundation

Anna (13 years old) was diagnosed with a rare heart condition after collapsing during a PE lesson at school.She was placed on the heart transplant list on the 25th May 2018.The diagnosis completely changed her life - she was a keen sports woman who played hockey for Worcester hockey club.She had to give up active sports and was given special permission to take part in the BHF Worcester Hearty Walk.On the walk last year, she raised £2,716 for the BHF with a further £343 for GOSHAt the age of 14 years, Anna has experienced a life changing and life threatening heart condition.Every day she waits to hear if a transplant has been found for her. She is determined to raise awareness of heart conditions in children, encouraging donor registration and raising money for the BHF and GOSH.

Daisy Pearson - DEBRA

12 year old Daisy Pearson from Holt in North Norfolk suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Simplex, a genetic skin condition which causes the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. She has been fundraising, with the support of her family, for the charity DEBRA for 10 years – raising money to fund pioneering research into her condition. In June 2017 Daisy’s fundraising saw her reach an incredible £50,000 over the last decade – purely from community fundraising in North Norfolk.
“This is a remarkable story of local, regular fundraising that has both raised a huge amount of money over time and has really engaged with the local community on incredible levels,” Fundraising Director of DEBRA, Hugh Thompson.

Emma Powell - The Chartwell Children's Cancer Trust, Rays of Sunshine, Demelza Hospice and CLIC Sargent

Emma’s twin, Sophie, endured a courageous two year battle against cancer but sadly died aged just 11 years.
Emma and Sophie were inseparable and despite her heartbreak, Emma has fundraised tirelessly in Sophie’s memory.  
She has used pocket money to host charity discos, organised raffles, cake sales, sponsored spells and also participated in a 54 mile sponsored walk around London’s football grounds. 
Emma has helped raise over £130,000 for poorly children. Magical wishes have been granted, a pool table purchased for a children’s cancer ward.  A beautiful holiday lodge has also been purchased on the Isle of Wight (a place Sophie loved) for use by poorly children so families can have some respite and make precious memories.  
Emma cut the ribbon at the opening of the lodge, which is simply called ‘Sophie’s Wish’ - a wonderful legacy. 
Emma is truly inspirational in her efforts to keep Sophie’s memory alive.

Hattie Woodhouse - Restless Development

Restless Development believes that young people have the power to create the positive changes around the world. Hattie Woodhouse is an outstanding example of this, and we believe she is very deserving of the Award for Young Fundraiser of the year 2019.  She is a fearless, powerful young fundraiser, and we are so pleased she has decided to use her power to support us.
What makes Hattie stand out from the other participants at these events? Whilst Hattie hasn’t raised the most money out of all the participants, she has done it with the most heart! Born with Cerebral Palsy, Hattie was never expected to walk - but through lots of support, physio and buckets full of determination, Hattie proved everyone wrong. She is now able to walk, swim and run - along with so much more, including fundraise brilliantly!

Jack Thompson - CLIC Sargent

Jack Thompson, 10, started fundraising for CLIC Sargent after being supported by the charity when he was diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour. Receiving his diagnosis at the age of just four months old, the tumour left him mostly blind.

He started setting up tombolas and cake sales in 2014 to raise money and has gone on to achieve so much – and inspire so many. He is now fundraising to reach a £40,000 target. Through craft stalls, tuck shops and running the Great North Run, Jack has thought of so many new and creative ways to raise money to help other children.

Jack likes to do the fundraising as he wants to help poorly children and has made lots of new friends. He also thinks he is one of the luckiest boys in the world as he gets to do lots of fun things and meet new people!


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