23rd May 2016
It has been a very busy few weeks for first year student Rhiannon Deamer recently, as she has embarked upon many fundraising missions for a charity which is close to her heart.
Rhiannon with her parents
Rhiannon is a passionate fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust and has been working hard to both raise their profile and money for such a great cause! After being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14, Rhiannon has cherished the charity, which has helped her make the transition back to regular life after a long period of hospitalisation and enabled her to be a normal teenager during such challenging circumstances.
The very ambitious student spent a week educating her peers all about sun safety, as part of the national “Shunburn” campaign. Rhiannon invited Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador Ricky Miles into RPE classes to speak to the St Brendan’s community about skin damage, how to protect yourself in the sun and how to spot the signs and symptoms. After a week of raising awareness, and getting her fellow students thinking about the ways in which they can support the charity, Rhiannon completed a sky dive! This very impressive feat has raised £600 for Teenage Cancer Trust so far, and counting.
Rhiannon was named St Brendan’s 2015/16 Good Samaritan this week; a title which epitomises her incredible determination and selflessness. But the hard work doesn’t stop there for the teenager, who plans to obtain her sailing license during the summer after spending 3 days sailing with the Ellen McCarther Trust during her recovery. Of course, there will be many more exiting fundraising activities too!
You can still show your support of her incredible sky dive by donating to her JustGiving Page at https://www.justgiving.com/Rhiannon-Deamer. The money raising will go a long way; helping to open new wards, provide 24 hours care for those who need it and develop the incredible work of Youth Support Coordinators across the country. Congratulations Rhiannon, you’re an inspiration to the St Brendan’s community!