Sandra Blockley MBE
Winner of our regional search for outstanding charity champions.
Whether it’s rattling a tin in the street, selling raffle tickets or running a marathon (or even further), we all know someone who raises money to help others. ITV regional news programmes asked viewers to nominate exceptional fundraisers in their area.
These regional winners were selected by judges from each ITV region, then the Pride of Britain judges had the tough task of choosing an overall ITV Fundraiser of the Year, who was announced live on the night.
The winner is Sandra Blockley, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Over three decades, Sandra, 78, has raised a million pounds for cancer and dementia charities and still works in the community – after losing her daughter Lorraine to cervical cancer and nursing husband, Charlie, through dementia.