Aimee Shearer, a student at Unity College, and granddaughter of former Mayor, Councillor Frank Cant, is using her fundraising experience as part of her work towards a Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. “It’s a good way to meet different people,” said Aimee. “There’s no reason why young people can’t get involved in fundraising and help others.”

Aimee has been fundraising for a number of years but this is the first time she has been allowed on the committee. When Aimee’s grandad Frank Cant was the Mayor in 2012-2013 she was part of the fundraising team and contributed over £400 by doing a Mile Swimathon by herself when she was only 10 years old.

Mrs Shearer said “if it wasn’t for her Duke of Edinburgh she wouldn’t have had this opportunity to get involved in this large scale fundraising and she has thoroughly enjoyed doing it. We are extremely proud of Aimee.”