Ballakermeen High School has praised Year 7 student Chloe Rollitt who has been made one of the British Citizen Youth Award’s 2020 Medalists.
Chloe, who was presented with her Certificate of Honour at the Palace of Westminster, set out to raise £4,000 to buy new toys for the Children’s Ward at Noble’s Hospital and has, to date, raised over £26,000.
The British Citizen Youth Award recognises exceptional under 18’s who have positively impacted their communities. 25 extraordinary young people from across the UK have been recognised with The British Citizen Youth Award, BCyA on the 2020 Roll of Honour. Each Medal of Honour bears the words ‘For the Good of the Country’.
Having smashed her fundraising target, from bucket collections, packing bags, cake sales and a charity ball, the remainder of the money raised by Chloe has been used to provide Parent Beds, so each child can have a parent present overnight.
A post on Ballakermeen’s Facebook page said: ‘Chloe enjoys helping people and is passionate about fundraising, despite her own health challenges. Chloe suffered brain damage at birth and was given only a 50 per cent chance of survival. She fought very hard for her life and was eventually allowed home. She now suffers from Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, which makes raising such a large sum even more significant. Chloe is a determined and dedicated young girl whom we are incredibly proud of.’