Maisy meets Princess Anne

August 04 2014

A LOCAL school girl, who has raised an astounding £2,160 for Tenovus, had the opportunity to attend the charity's annual awards ceremony - and shake hands with Princess Anne, the charity's royal patron.

A LOCAL school girl, who has raised an astounding £2,160 for Tenovus, had the opportunity to attend the charity's annual awards ceremony - and shake hands with Princess Anne, the charity's royal patron. 
Maisy Longbottom started raising money for Tenovus after her grandmother 'Maw Maw' was diagnosed with cancer last year.
For her ninth birthday, she requested that family and friends donate money to the charity rather than buy her presents. Maisy raised just over £1,080.
The rest of the money has been raised through fundraising efforts at her school, Redland High and St James' Place Foundation. 
The Welsh charity, which has several stores in Bishopston, offers support, advice and treatment for cancer patients, whilst providing information on prevention and funding for research.
Tenovus held its fourth volunteer awards, which celebrates people who have given up their time and skills to support the charity, in the presence of the Princess Royal.
The charity has over 1,900 volunteers from across South West England and Wales, who either offer free time to working in shops, manning the support line, helping at events or collecting donated goods.
The ceremony, which was held at St David's Hotel in Cardiff, took place on July 15.

Maisy meeting Princess Anne