On Saturday 30th June, 15 year old Callum Fairhurst rowed 21 miles, the equivalent of the Channel, at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.
Callum’s brother, Liam, died of cancer aged 14; the 30th June marked the third anniversary of his death. In his short life Liam had raised over £340,000, Liam received the Diana Champion Fundraiser award in 2006. Callum promised Liam that he would carry on his fundraising. Callum and his family have recently set up the Liam Fairhurst Foundation and have donated the money raised on 30th June to two charities close to their hearts, the Diana Award and Over the Wall.
Callum who is no stranger to fundraising challenges has raised over £75,000 to date and he has already cycled the length of Britain! Callum received the Diana Champion Fundraiser award in 2010 for his commitment to raising money in memory of his brother.
Callum has donated £3,000 to the Diana Award!
Tessy Ojo, Director of Operations at the Diana Award said: “We are so grateful to Callum and his family for their dedication to raising money for the Diana Award. Callum, like Liam, is a Diana Champion Fundraiser and a wonderful example of how to live a life aimed at helping others.”
This money will go towards Anti-Bullying Week and will enable two schools to become part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme is a nationwide peer led initiative with over 2,000 trained Ambassadors in over 300 schools across England. The Ambassador’s Programme will equip the young people with the confidence and skills to speak out against bullying in their schools and communities.
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