Age 11, Kent
I first got involved in social action via my school’s charity project raising awareness for Harris HospisCare in Orpington, to improve the lives of patients. After researching the Hospice’s needs, we decided to raise funds for a syringe driver. We organised events that raised more than £2,000 – enough for two syringe drivers! We also visited the patients to chat, play games and entertain them with music. I know how much this means to the residents there, as one told me how having the company of others is the best kind of charity there is. But I wanted to help out even more, so I decided to set up my own charity donation webpage. I set myself a skiing altitude challenge over my Easter holidays, and I managed to double my fundraising target, raising over £1,000! All the money I raised went straight to Harris HospisCare. It’s amazing that doing something I love like skiing can help so many other people!