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Young Southside volunteer is up for a top award

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 7:59am
Young Southside volunteer is up for a top award

Charlotte Gallagher.

Young Southside volunteer is up for a top award

Charlotte Gallagher.

THREE young people Charlotte Gallagher, Rebecca Colley and Jake Redmond from Co Dublin have been chosen as some of the country’s most outstanding youth volunteers. 

A First-Year student at Our Lady’s School, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Charlotte was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 10 and became the youngest member and volunteer of the Sarah Jennifer Knott Foundation (SJK).

A close friend of Charlotte’s family, Sarah passed away in 2015 aged 31 from Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP).

Unable to find the source of Sarah’s cancer her family set up the foundation to raise awareness and pay for research.

Charlotte has been working relentlessly to spread the word about CUP amongst her peers and school friends.

 At the annual SJK Christmas carol event, Charlotte helped to sell candles and raffle tickets to help raise money for the Foundation.

Charlotte focused on telling her classmates more about the foundation and explaining about her own illness.

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