Hannah Miah, of Lyndhurst Primary in Oldham, picked up the Young Achievers award at the British Muslim Awards on the 24th of February.
Now in its 9th year, the British Muslim Awards honour top professionals for their ingenuity and achievements at the Marquee British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester.
Hannah Miah, just 10 years old, was commended for her work raising awareness on the hardships experienced by the street children in Bangladesh, whilst also raising a staggering £15,600 for charity.
Inspiration for the charity work struck after Hannah’s dad showed her a video on the crisis, the video helped her to appreciate how fortunate she was to have a family and home.
Her father, Jewel Miah, was rewarded with an MBE for voluntary services to British-Bengali football in 2016 – he has played a key role in encouraging Hannah’s efforts.
This year, Hannah plans to walk 50km during Ramadan to raise money with a target of £5,000.
Lizzie Egan-Walsh, Headteacher at Lyndhurst Primary School, has commended Hannah for her ‘inspiring’ charity work. Hannah is a Focus-Trust Pupil Parliamentarian at Lyndhurst and acts as a spokesperson for her peers.
Lyndhurst Primary School forms part of Focus-Trust a charitable primary schools trust which is based in the North West of England and West Yorkshire.
The trust recently donated £1893.23 to Young Minds following an ambitious fundraising effort.
Commenting on Hannah’s achievements, Lizzie said: “We are incredibly proud of Hannah’s achievements here at Lyndhurst, she has inspired children across the school and further afield to fundraise for a cause they believe in.
“Hannah’s charitable ethos is something we encourage here at Lyndhurst and we will continue to support her efforts as she looks to raise further funds for the cause.”
Focus-Trust is a charitable primary schools trust which is based in the North West of England and West Yorkshire with a vision of providing ‘great schools at the heart of our communities’ where children thrive, achieve and succeed.