Child of Wales Awards 2020 – Young Fundraiser
Holly & Emily Walker
Young Fundraiser, sponsored by: Mitre Linen
The Young Fundraiser award is designed to recognise the work of young people who go that extra mile raising money for good causes.
Sisters Holly, aged 14, and Emily, aged 12, sadly lost their brother Tom to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2018, when he was just 13. Since then, the sisters have raised a huge sum of money in his memory for Cancer Research Wales. One fundraising event, called ‘Swim for Tom’, saw over 600 swimmers swim a combined total of 39,000 lengths and raise over £25,000. Tom’s parents and sisters have also raised funds for a research scholarship for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia research, with the total raised approaching a remarkable £120,000.
Sian Cole, Regional Sales Manager, Mitre Linen, said:
“Fundraising is about much more than raising money; it’s about promoting a message and helping a charity or organisation achieve their goals.
“To be doing this as a young person is an amazing achievement, and one that is bound to spread throughout family and friends.”