Liam Fairhurst Foundation

Liam Fairhurst FoundationA teenage fundraiser is planning to open a charity shop with a difference and is appealing to landlords to help him find a suitable pop up shop at a reasonable rent in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Callum Fairhurst, who has already raised nearly £100,000 for cancer charities, intends to carry on the fund raising legacy of his brother who died of cancer aged 14 in 2009. Liam Fairhurst raised more then £320,000 in his lifetime.

 In 2007 Liam received a Diana Award (the awards celebrate the courage, commitment, compassion and selfless acts of young people). Callum decided to honour his brother’s memory by continuing his fundraising and has since received his own Diana Award.

Callum said: “It’s not any ordinary charity shop because it’s not just about raising money for the charity. We want to bring talent out of young people and give them something to do. So it’ll be primarily run by young people with the help of adults who are professionals in that area of work.”

The shop, which will sell clothes, has attracted the support of a “well-known artist and several top designers” – now Callum just needs premises.

All the money raised by the Liam Fairhurst Foundation either goes to charities such as CLIC Sargent, or to help support families with young cancer patients.

If you can help, contact Callum via twitter @blackpigsweets

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