charity worker shortlisted for Pride Of Britain Award
woman from Burnham-On-Sea who has dedicated more than thirty years
of her life to raising money for schools in Kenya was this week
shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award.
Stevens spends all of the summer months selling bric a brack and
second hand clothes on a driveway in Berrow Road and every penny
goes towards helping children get into education.
set up a charity, called Educate The Kids, 30 years ago and has
been travelling to Kenya two or three times a year ever since,
helping children get into school.
resident June Hill, who helps the charity, said: "Every opportunity
Sue gets she is selling and raising money. She often gets up at
5am in the morning to wash the donated clothes and sort them out.
It is her life and you can't help but admire her."
says: "I choose to do it because I think I can relate to
poverty. From a problem child knowing what it is like to go without
food and to never have anything new - only always pass-you-downs."
has raised £4,000 since July this year with her sales and
many more thousands overt the years, which has helped many children
in Kenya to get a better education.
work was featured on ITV Westcountry News this week, which has
been highlighting the region's shortlisted candidates.