Age 13, Cheshire
I’ve always enjoyed helping other people and communicating about causes that matter to me, to help people understand and support them. I volunteer at the Leftwich Brownie pack on Monday nights and am a Guide at 1st Rudheath Guides. Here I look after one of our Guides who has cerebral palsy to make sure she’s included in all the activities we do. I’m also developing my leadership skills by working towards my Baden Powell Award.
When I was eight years old, my friend Emma’s brother was in remission from leukaemia and I wanted to do something to support other children who were suffering from the illness. So, after several months’ intensive training, I climbed Mount Snowdon with friends and family in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, raising thousands of pounds.
Our incredible feat inspired me to go even further, and I set my sights on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, which I did in under 12 hours aged 10. Our success helped us raise even more money for charity. I’ve since completed the Scout Association Cheshire Hike, raising money for a Parkinson’s charity, an illness that affects my grandfather.