Year 11 prefect Amy Harwood finds out if she has won a Pride in Medway award next weekend – and everybody at her school, Gad’s Hill, wishes her the best of luck!
Amy, 15, from Upper Stoke has been at Gad’s since year seven and despite suffering from alopecia has rasied £10,000 to help try and find a cure for the hair loss condition.
She, along with family and classmates, has taken part in fun runs, themed charity evenings and other fund-raising activities – all while studying for her GCSEs.
Amy said: “Everybody at Gad’s has been so supportive during what has been a very difficult time.
“No one at school has ever made fun of me, or treated me any differently, no matter how I looked.
“Just coming to school and getting on with my life motivated me to help the alopecia charity AAR-UK Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK.”
Amy and her mum Sarah, who nominated her for the award, will join other kind and courageous contenders at a glittering gala ceremony at Medway Campus, University of Kent on Saturday 9th April.
Set up by the Medway Messenger 15 years ago, the Pride in Medway awards have highlighted some amazing stories of individuals who make Medway a proud area to be a part of.