Brave Sizwe is game to help burns victims
Teen plans to raise cash at Monopoly Moonwalk
A HILLINGDON burns victim is doing his bit for charity as he attempts to raise £9,000 for life changing surgery for an eight-year-old girl.
Sizwe Jones, 15, suffered severe burns as a child but has now turned his attention to helping others through the Children of Fire charity and by taking part in the Monopoly Moonwalk on September 2.
The Northwood School student was set alight by his biological mother resulting in a number of life-changing operations and was later adopted by charity founder Bronwen Jones.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “It’s amazing how Sizwe has come to accept who he is and has moved on from being bothered by the stares of the public. It’s a great thing that he recognises that there are other people who need help and he gives his time voluntarily.”
The walk will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and raise money for the charity but Sizwe has the personal goal of raising enough for surgery for his friend, Pelucia Jones, who suffered burns to her hands and face as a baby.
The Monopoly Moonwalk – called GreatFire350 – invites anyone to join the children in walking the 20km route with the objective of taking a selfie at each Monopoly Game street or other key landmark on the board.
Last year’s event raised £1,693.31 through bucket collections on the day but the charity is hoping to go above and beyond that this year.
Sizwe is also a prominent part of the charity and spends every Saturday working with the Northwood Lions Club at its fundraising market stalls.
Children of Fire sources medical treatment and provides education, care and support for child burns victims.
n HELPING OTHERS: Northwood School pupil Sizwe Jones, 15, is walking for the Children of Fire charity