Councillors award Pool Academy student for charity work

Councillors have handed over an award to a Pool Academy student who has raised hundreds of pounds for charity over the past year.

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Megan Kneebone, Year 8, has been given the Marise Levenson Memorial Award at the recent Carn Brea Parish Council Annual General Meeting.

Councillors gave it to her after hearing about all her fundraising activities.

Megan said: “The parish councillors chose one young person from the parish and that was me. Everyone was proud of me and I was very happy.

“I raised £400 when I cut my hair for charity. I have done that twice.  I have hosted bake sales and I hold coffee mornings for Macmillan Cancer charity. I also take part in the Race for Life runs and Pretty Mudder event.

“My uncle died of cancer so I want to spread awareness.”

Megan said she plans to do more fundraisers in the future.

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “We were thrilled to be invited to the Annual General Meeting for Carn Brea Parish Council to see yet another student be congratulated for their outstanding achievements. Megan was awarded the Marise Levenson Memorial Award for her incredible contribution to the community. Well done Megan. A huge thank you to Councillor Robert Drew and all the members of Carn Brea Parish Council for including us in your celebration.”