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Aleesha Gadhia is a climate activist and mini ambassador for the UK-based non-profit organisation Cool Earth, raising more than £3.000 for an organisation working with rain forest communities to stop deforestation and to lobby organisations to make the practice more sustainable.

She has also raised £3.000 for Cool Earth to establish a climate change club at her school and encourage others to care for the environment through pursuits such as planting trees and collecting trash.

Gadhia has been given the honour of writing hundreds of letters and emails to some of Britain’s biggest businesses and its most influential people urging them to take action on climate change.

I am absolutely delighted to hear that Aleesha has won one of the Prime Minister’s points of light for her amazing work to protect the rainforests and raise awareness for climate change. I had the pleasure of meeting Aleesha who is currently raising money for Cool Earth last month and I think she is a great example of what we can all do to help our environments.

Gadhia is the 1.755th person to receive the UK Prime Minister’s award for Light Spot, created in 2014 to help honour people who make a difference in their communities.

‘I would like to do my part and try and save the rainforests. All the money raised will go towards making this a greener planet,’ she said of her fundraising efforts.

“We are so proud of Aleesha, she has done so much over the past year for someone so young. She has inspired us all and we hope she continues on this amazing journey.”Pooja Gadhia

Alessas parents Kiran and Pooja Gadhia, added: ‘We are so proud of Aleesha, she has done so much over the past year for someone so young. She has inspired us all and we hope she continues on this amazing journey.’

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