Storm receives national fundraising award at Westminster
Animal lover Storm Burgess was guest of honour at the House of Lords, when she travelled to Westminster to receive a top fundraising award.
Darnall resident Storm, a student at Sheffield Park Academy, has turned her passion into action, collecting thousands of pounds for animal charities over the years, raising over £6,000 in the last 18 months.
Her ventures have included raffles, cake sales and sponsored events, even donating her own toys and pocket money, with funds raised going to local animal charities.
In recognition of her amazing efforts, the 11 year-old was presented with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s ‘Young Fundraiser of the Year Award’ at a special event held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 18th October, hosted by Baroness Gale, with awards presented by television personality Bill Oddie.
Commenting on the award, Storm said:
“I have always loved animals and so do whatever I can to help them. To be recognized for something that I enjoy doing is doubly fantastic!”
Now Storm, who has ambitions to become a vet, is looking to reach a target of £10,000 raised, with the academy pledging its support by allowing her to stage fundraising events at the school.
Executive Principal Craig Dillon said:
“Storm is an incredibly focused and determined individual who has used that determination to give a voice to those that don’t have one. We are all incredibly proud of what she has achieved so far and are sure there is a lot more to come!”