17-year-old Briony Fox, a student at Winstanley College, is a fundraising force of nature; balancing her busy studies with organising charity events.
Her primary charity, Ronald McDonald House, is a cause close to Briony’s heart as her mum benefitted from the hospital accommodation they provided when her younger sister was a baby and had to be hospitalised.
Always remembering how much the charity helped their family at a difficult time, Briony who is studying for A-levels in English, Psychology and French, has organised a range of fundraisers and initiatives over the years including putting together essential food packs for families staying in Ronald McDonald House.
Her latest and biggest fundraiser so far, took place last month when Briony decided to give her long hair the chop in the name of the charity. It also meant that she was able to help another charity ‘Little Princess Trust’ by donating the hair that had been cut off to be turned into wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness or treatment.
Briony says: “The charity haircut has been a big success and I’m still collecting money via my Just Giving site. I always think if I can do something to help people less fortunate, why not do it? It’s very rewarding. With the latest fundraiser I knew that my hair would soon grow back whereas some of the children will never have the chance to regrow theirs. Being able to help two charities in one go was another motivator behind it. I’m overwhelmed by how much support I’ve received and thank you to everyone who has donated.”
To make a donation to Ronald McDonald House please visit Briony’s fundraising page. www.justgiving.com/brionyfox