Fantastic young fundraiser Isabella Field, who has helped raise more than £111,000 for Haven House, after losing her sister, Molly, to cancer in 2010 has been praised by the Prime Minister.

On Tuesday 28 November, Isabella from Woodford Green received the Points of Light Award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements.

Isabella was presented with the award from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, at a reception attended by Haven House Patron Iain Duncan Smith MP marking Giving Tuesday, the annual global day of giving.

In a personal letter to Isabella, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “By raising over £110,000 in support of ‘Haven House Children’s Hospice’ in memory of your sister Molly, you have given vital support to hundreds of children with life-limiting conditions and made a real difference in the care they receive. You should feel enormously proud of everything you have achieved, especially at such a young age, and for inspiring thousands of people through your remarkable fundraising."

Haven House Patron Iain Duncan Smith MP said: “I am absolutely delighted that Isabella Field has received the Points of Light Award in recognition of her fundraising.

“She is a wonderful role model for young people in our local area and through Isabella’s fundraising we have been able to support other families with life-limited children.”

Following the reception Isabella and her mum, Mel Field, appeared on ITV’s Loose Women singing with Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus ‘We All Stand Together’, the 1984 classic hit by Sir Paul McCartney which has been released in aid of 11 charities.

Isabella, who attends Woodbridge High School, began fundraising for Haven House after her eight-year-old sister, Molly, died at home from an inoperable brain tumour in September 2010.

The morning after Molly passed away Isabella and her parents, Mel and Steve, went to stay at Haven House.

Molly was laid to rest in the Butterfly Suite which enabled the family to say their final goodbyes.

Haven House left a lasting impact on the family with Isabella, Mel and Steve, together raising more than £111,000 for the hospice in Woodford Green in the past seven years.

Earlier this summer, Isabella was among 20 young people to be recognised with a Diana Award, in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

In November 2016, Isabella was named ‘Best Young Fundraiser of the Year’ at the Institute of Fundraising Awards.

In 2015, Isabella received the Young Citizen Award by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Award, a year after winning the prize for the London Borough of Redbridge.

Hear Isabella talk about what it’s like to lose a sibling and the support she receives from our Buddies group in our latest podcast