Martin wins Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser Award
Our Vice President, Martin Hibbert has been presented with a Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser Award on Friday night’s ITV Granada Reports.
Martin was travelling back home to Chorley when he was surprised as he was waiting to board a train in London and presented with the award by reporter Zoe Muldoon.
Each year the ITV Pride of Britain Awards celebrate those from every region of the UK who have given their time to raise thousands of pounds to help others.
“This surprise has got to sink in, I feel very happy, to even be in the top 4 is amazing but to win it…I am just shocked. To think I am now attending the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony down in London and am now a winner…things like that don’t happen to people like me.”
Martin has so far raised over £800,000 following his challenge earlier this year to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a specially adapted wheelchair and to help “move mountains” for other SCI people.
On winning today Martin added:
“This award isn’t just for me.
“It’s for the surgeon who operated on me that night for fourteen hours, everybody involved in the climb and all those at SIA who have supported me. To everybody who has made me who I am to be able to sit here today, this means a lot.”
Martin will find out on 24 October at the glitzy Pride of Britain Awards in London whether he has been selected to become the national fundraiser of the year.
Good luck Martin!