I know that some people say walking is boring, and that a 10 year old is too young to make any kind of difference in the world. But I’ve shown in the past year or so that neither of these things is true!
Last year I decided I wanted to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, so I did a sponsored walk. I set up a JustGiving page online to raise money, and then I walked 10,000 metres! It was amazing to see all the support I got, not only from my family and friends, but also from my Brownie group. Someone told Girlguiding Scotland, and they even put it on their Facebook page! I managed to raise £810 for charity, winning the East Renfrewshire Quaich for service in the community. I was so proud of myself that I decided to do it again this year – but make it a bit harder this time, walking the first day of the West Highland Way with my mum and my aunt, which was 12 miles. This time I donated sponsorship money to Beatson Cancer Charity in Glasgow.
Overall, I’ve raised or helped to raise well over £2,000 for my chosen charities and hopefully helped a lot of people suffering with cancer.