Congratulations to Hermione Wilkin, CUFITC's Community Champion for September.
Hermione, who is thirteen-years-old is committed to raising awareness for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and is an avid fundraiser. Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome is a rare condition which Hermione suffers with and which causes her to be admitted to hospital frequently. Despite her condition, Hermione, who is a ballroom dancer, has qualified for the grand finals in Blackpool next month.
Jay Wilkin, Hermione’s mum, nominated her for this award due to her fundraising work for the Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK (CVSA UK), and the Children’s Unit at Colchester Hospital. The panel at Colchester United Football in the Community voted for Hermione due to her tenacity and positivity in relation to raising awareness, and her fundraising efforts for the CVSA UK and Colchester Hospital. We were extremely impressed that someone so young has shown such determination and focus for their cause. Hermione’s mum said the following when we contacted her, “I'm still getting over the shock that Hermione is your chosen champion. We as a family continue to raise awareness of this horrible condition.”
On Saturday 8th October, Hermione and her family were our guests at the home game against Harrogate Town. Hermione was be invited to appear on the pitch before the game, as we thanked her for her work as Community Champion
We would like to wish Hermione a Happy Birthday after turning thirteen on Sunday.
Anyone who is interested in donating to the CVSA UK, who have supported Hermione and her family, can do so HERE.