|Student Charity Award|
13th March 2018
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls with nearly 80,000 Members in 124 countries. Last week as part of international women's day, they held an unsung heroine awards ceremony in recognition of the work done by women in the community. Women were nominated from all over Cornwall and a shortlist of 9 was invited to the award ceremony. Academy student Julianna was the youngest nominee and extremely surprised to hear her name called as one of the three winners. Julianna told us, in her own words about the charity work she loves doing. Since I was 4 years old I have been raising money for a different charity each year and over the years I have helped Cornwall air ambulance, Tanya's courage, children's hospices south west, shelter box and Mount Edgcumbe hospice. Throughout the last year I have been using my pocket money to buy hot drinks and meals for street sleepers but this year I wanted to do more so I have set up my own campaign putting together packages for rough sleepers including toiletries, warm clothing items and food items. I will also be providing grocery hampers for people in supported accommodation who have recently come off the streets. I am now working alongside St Petroc's Society charity raising funds and raising awareness of street homelessness which has risen by 52% in our county over the last year. I have various events planned this year to raise funds including an Easter raffle and cake stall, dog show, Funday, entertainment evening and a stall at late night shopping during the Christmas period. I also now have a gofundme page but most of the money comes from my own fundraising. The link to my gofundme page is https://www.gofundme.com/juliannas-hampers-of-hope Well done Julianna, keep up the good work!!!