On Saturday 30th June, 15 year old Callum Fairhurst will row 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 will mark 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 will donate 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 said: “Rowing 21 virtual miles in a shopping centre is going to be really hard; there will no change of scenery and it is going to be hot! I am hoping lots of people will come and cheer me on. We always celebrate Liam’s anniversary in a positive way and I’m sure he would have approved of this challenge.”
The money donated to the Diana Award will enable two schools to become part of the Diana Award’s 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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