A Coffee Break With…. Hannah, an inspirational 7 year old

This week I chatted to Hannah who I have known a number of years who writes a blog with the help of her mum Hannah’s Helping Hand. This is a blog about Hannah a 7 year old young lady with a mission to do as much as she can to help others. I wont say any more as it will spoil your reading of this weeks interview.



Hannah


Hannah was a finalist for the Chronicle Champions Awards
for her fundraising work.

So, before we have a chat lets have a virtual cuppa, what is your favourite drink? Are you a biscuit fan? If so what is your favourite?
I love Fox’s Red Velvet Creams, especially with a hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows)

I have known you for a number of years now but my readers might never have heard of you so forgive the questions! Can you tell me a bit about you, how old you are what your interests are etc?
I am 7 and I live in North Tyneside with my Mum and Dad and my brother Adam who is 9. I absolutely love roller coasters and theme parks. I read lots and lots of books and magazines, and I like watching Chris Pratt films and listening to Olly Murs.
You are not just an average girl are you? I know you help out with your brother a lot because of his disabilities don’t you? That makes you already a pretty special young lady in my opinion. Do you enjoy helping your brother?
Yes, because he is the most important person in the world to me. I like pushing his wheelchair and watching films with him. He is the loveliest brother you could ever have in the world.
Hannah with her brother Adam
Not only do you help your brother but you are quite a little local celebrity aren’t you, nominated for an award for your Hannah’s Helping Hand! Can you tell me what Hannah’s Helping Hand is and why you started it?
HHH is a project to help lots of charities and good causes , usually one every month. I noticed that there were lots of people in the world who need a little extra help so I decided to see what I could do to give that help. I try to chose lots of different causes and different ways of helping out, like sponsored runs, selling crafts and organising collections.
So every month you chose a charity to help and you do your own little project to help that charity that month don’t you? Some of these aren’t really little projects though are they, some are quite amazing. Can you tell us about some of the charities you have supported so far and what you have done to help them?
I started HHH in June 2015 and so far I have helped 24 causes, some more than once, and raised nearly £2000. My first one was a tea party for Marie Curie. I have made worry dolls for Young Minds, collected advent calendars for the Sick Children’s Trust, and this Christmas I made Elf Doors for Adoption UK because I have a new adopted baby cousin. I enjoyed doing runs and walks for cancer charities and The Alan Shearer Centre which is where my brother goes for his short breaks. I even did the Great North Run (just the Junior one!) This month I am learning to knit blankets for poorly babies and children in refugee camps, and later in the year I am doing a sponsored zip wire.
Hannah with the Advent calendars for the Sick Children’s Trust
Which has been your favourite project so far?
My favourite was definitely our Three Peaks Challenge in June 2016, when I climbed three big hills with my friends Alfie and Sam . It was tiring but amazing and we raised over £250 for MND Scotland. I love it when my family and friends are there too – we call ourselves Team HHH! 
I am sure that my readers will agree with me that you are one special young lady and want to find out a bit more about Hannah’s Helping Hand. How can they find you online and find out more about your projects?
I have a Facebook page here and my Mum does a blog for me Hannah’s Blog . We also use Twitter and Instagram too! It’s great to use Facebook and put up pictures for all the people who help me.
Hannah With her Hannah’s Helping Hands Tshirt
on ready for a project

You spend so much of your time helping other people Hannah that is amazing but you must have dreams too. If you could have a wish what would it be?
I would wish to visit every theme park in the world!
For a young lady you have done so much for charity already, would you like to work for a charity when you are older or what job would you love to do?
I would like to be an actor and singer, and I also want to keep helping charities like Calvert Trust who run adventure retreats for disabled people. I think I would like a job helping disabled people or something medical like a surgeon.
Hannah collecting for MND Scotland
If you have enjoyed reading about Hannah please do leave her a comment here to let her know and pop over to her blog Hannah’s Helping Hand and support her in any way you can, even if that is just to say a big well done to her. I know any comments of encouragement and praise will really make Hannah smile!


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3 Comments

  1. February 5, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Wow! What a lovely thing to do and especially at your age !! Well Done Hannah x

  2. Judy Appleby
    February 5, 2017 / 11:07 am

    What a star!! Well done Hannah

  3. February 5, 2017 / 11:17 am

    What a truly inspirational young lady you are Hannah. ❤️

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