Horsforth teen fundraiser in running for yet another national award

Teen fundraiser Bethany Hare

Teen fundraiser Bethany Hare

by Andreas Mullings

A remarkable schoolgirl has been shortlisted into a group of three for a national charity award.

Bethany Hare, 14, from Horsforth High has made her way into the finals for the Institution of Fundraising’s child fundraiser of the year award.

The young teen has so far raised £43,000  for Martin House Hospice which looks after children with progressive life limiting illnesses.

The charity set up by Bethany and her mother Yvonne, first started with their “Bethany’s Smile” video, and has rocketed since then.

The charity is now just £7,000 off of its target.

And she has just been sent a cheque for £3,000 from Rawdon Fun Day, contributing towards the goal of creating a holiday cottage for Martin House Hospice children to visit.

 Mrs Hare said: “I am extremely proud of Bethany as she works very hard with her fundraising and really does want to make a difference. And on top of this her school reports are all always exceptional.”

Bethany has previously been named Just Giving’s Young Fundraiser of the Year award 2011 and given the Princess Diana fundraising award 2012.

The award ceremony is set to be in the London Hilton Metropole Hotel, presented by Helen Skelton on July, 1.

For more information or to get involved with Bethany’s work you can visit her website on www.bethanyssmile.org/ or follow her twitter on @WalkOfSmiles

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