Kingsbury Student is nominated for a charity award

Brandi Campbell-Quail has raised �2,500 for the Wings of Hope charity

A big-hearted teenager who has struggled with illness has been nominated for an award after she raised more than �2,500 for a charity which teaches poor orphans.

Brandi Campbell-Quail, 15, from Claremont High School, in Claremont Avenue, Kingsbury, was inspired to start fundraising for the Wings of Hope charity when some volunteers spoke at an assembly about their work in educating some of the world’s poorest children.

Despite struggling with an undiagnosed illness which has kept her off school for weeks, the talented GCSE student single handedly organising a dance showcase where all the acts agreed to perform for free, raising thousand for the international charity.

Brandi said: “I have always wanted to help out a cause, but I always felt that there wasn’t much I could do.

“When volunteers from the Wings of Hope charity came to speak, it was the first time that someone gave me the opportunity to do something concrete.”

The money will go towards teaching orphaned children in India and Malawi.

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Brandi, who lives with her mum and 8-year-old sister in Neasden, said it was stressful booking acts and organising the showcase while she was off sick, but she was determined to make a success of it.

She said: “I had to call round a lot of acts and convinced the school to donate the space for free. It was a lot of work but really, really good fun.

“I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided I want to go into events management. It is nice to see how my hard work paid off.”

The generous Claremont Student is set to visit the House of Lords this month to giver presentation about her charity work and meet other finalists for the Wings of Hope award.