Face Of Skipton Charity Wins Pride Of Britain Award!

Tilly's Appeal

Stepping Up To The Challenge!

by Alexis Wilson-Barrett

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the story of a courageous little girl called Tilly Sawford.  At just 15 months old, Tilly suffered fourth degree burns to 86% of her body after falling into a bath of scalding water.  Despite having over 350 operations, 9-year-old Tilly asked a Skipton-based charity if she could become the face of their new appeal and was subsequently nominated for a Pride of Britain Award.  Tilly has been helping the The Principle Trust Children’s Charity to raise £50,000 towards the cost of a new holiday home, so they are able to send more disadvantaged, disabled and terminally ill children on free holidays with their families.  Their Development Manager, Kate Dring, put Tilly forward for the award. (Read more here)

She Won!

It is with great pleasure that I can now announce Tilly is a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award WINNER and you can watch her receive her award on ITV on the 1st November.  

Huge congratulations to Tilly and her family on this wonderful news.  

Well Done, Tilly!

The best way that you congratulate Tilly is by donating a tenner to the cause – the government have said that for a limited time they’ll match that tenner.  (Read more here)

The Principle Trust Children’s Charity are holding a Charity ‘Race Night’ for Tilly’s Appeal on 28th October at Venue Sports and Music Bar in Skipton.  The Skipton Press and Drystone Radio will be attending the event and it will be a fun-packed night for all involved.  To request a place, or to sponsor a horse or jockey for the evening, please email fundraising@theprincipletrust.co.uk.

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