10 October 2019

Kind-hearted Leon is proving to be a top charity fundraiser despite being only 11-years-old!

Penwortham Priory Academy pupil Leon has been fundraising for many years, which started with helping charities which support his brother, Lewis, 12, who he describes as having ‘complex needs.’

He has raised £200 for Caudwell Children and £50 for Rainbow House by doing a cake sale and Easter Egg raffle outside his house.  Last Christmas, Leon asked his dad to decorate his house with Christmas lights and raised an amazing £400 from local residents for his brother’s school, Astley Park in Chorley.

“I enjoy fundraising, I just want to give something back especially to places which have helped my brother,” said the Year 7 pupil.  “For the Christmas lights, I went around posting letters on our estate and everyone was really kind.  I want to raise money for Astley Park to help them buy more equipment.”

Leon does also enjoy his own ‘time out’ and he attends Ribble Valley Remote Control Car Club at Wellfield High School in Leyland with his dad once a week.

“I like competing with remote cars, I have won a number of races, gained certificates and even beat adults at times! I won the junior trophy recently.”