Young, creative and hugely inspiring!
Meet Aimee Myles
In celebrating our member achievements, we could not be prouder of, or more grateful to, one of our younger juniors, Aimee Myles with her recent efforts to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.
Collecting shells on a beach in Spain was just the beginning of what has turned into an industrious little business for Aimee. Returning form holiday and hearing about the club’s Open Day and charity fundraiser, Aimee asked her mum if she could use her shells and her craft kits to create a range of jewellery items to sell at the Open Day and donate the proceeds to the chosen charity.
Supporting her brother at The Yorkshire Championships, Aimee passed the time making her first pieces. What she didn’t expect was the visitors to the tournament, and players too, taking such a shine to her creations, leading to her first sales there and then!
Like a true entrepreneur, with a little cash made, Aimee reinvested to buy more stock and increased her range of goodies from bracelets and necklaces to earrings, gift boxes and more. She watched YouTube videos and with a little help from her mum, produced an incredible range of gifts, all set for the Open Day.
Testing the water, Aimee set up a stall outside her house. She designed her own promotional flyer to pop into neighbouring letterboxes and drummed up some local business. One special visitor to the stall stopped by to acknowledge how important Aimee’s efforts were and how very grateful he was that she was supporting a cancer charity, having himself only recently losing a family member to the cruel disease. It touches so many of us in one way or another it has been an absolute delight to see such a young member put her time, kindness and creativity to such a fantastic cause.
Roll on 11th September and the charity fundraiser at the club. Newly stocked up, Aimee set out her stall and spent hours selling furiously!
Sales surpassed even her own expectations; an amazing £414.79 was raised by this incredible nine-year-old! An inspiration to us all.
Aimee understands the value of charity work, having taken part in numerous charity fundraising activities prior to this one. She is going to continue her efforts to support orphans in Sierra Leone –via a charity managed by her uncle – and intends to take stalls at her school fair too.
Aimee, you are a true inspiration to us all. Thank you on behalf of everyone at the club and huge congratulations on achieving this incredible sum.
Aimee’s donation will go towards fellow member, Stuart Hughes’s target of £2500 for Cancer Research UK.