Shane Yerrell

SHANE YERRELL, BCAc
Essex

HI RES Shane Yerrell,Bradley Walsh, Dame Mary Perkins

A victim of a knife attack in 2007, Shane suffered emotional trauma in addition to the physical injuries. Following counselling he made a full recovery and realised he could turn his experience into a positive one by supporting others that had been victims of knife crime.

After seeing media coverage of the Rob Knox Foundation, Shane pledged to raise money for the charity and in February 2011 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising £1,400.

Annually since, Shane has fundraised for causes including the Kiyan Prince Foundation, The Liam Bradshaw Recovery Fund and organised a Fun Day in aid of Lennon’s Fund Campaign. Lennon Ruffles is a local 7-year-old boy who has severe disabilities. The event Shane organised raised £3,000 for specialist equipment for Lennon to help improve his quality of life.

To date Shane has raised a total of £17,000 and remains devoted to helping others. In 2016 Shane set up a registered community interest company called ‘Through the Fight’, a platform to share ideas and help raise funds to support people in difficult situations and improve the quality of life for those who need it.

Nominated by: David Sparrey