705. Hannah Warburton
A charity supporting seven year old has been honoured by Prime Minister Theresa May for helping over 24 causes in just 18 months.
Hannah Warburton, is seven years old and from Whitley Bay. Inspired by her brother Adam who has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, she has set herself a ‘Hannah’s Helping Hands’ challenge to help as many good causes as possible by picking a new charity to support each month.
Hannah’s unique project started in June 2015 and since then she has done everything from completing sponsored walks for The Alzheimer’s Society, hosting tea parties for Marie Curie and making and selling worry dolls for the Young Minds Trust. Hannah dreams up each activity herself and carefully picks the causes she dedicates so many hours to each month.
With help from her mum she documents her hard work on her blog in order to inspire other people to do good deeds too.
In a personal letter to Hannah, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Your fantastic ‘Hannah’s Helping Hands’ challenge shows that age is no barrier to making a difference. You should be very proud of the hard work you have put into your projects and the impact they have had.”
“I am very excited and happy to have won a Points of Light award, and to hear that I am going to get a letter from the Prime Minister. I started volunteering because I wanted to help look after people like I look after my brother Adam. My project Hannah’s Helping Hand is so much fun (and hard work) and I love the idea that the little things I do each month have made a big difference to other people’s lives. Everyone will need a helping hand one day and we should all be there for each other if we can. With the help of my family and friends, I am going to keep on doing my little bit in lots of different ways.”
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