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Fundraiser of the Year Award

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Fundraiser of the Year sponsored by Neil Tucker Used Van Sales

The Fundraiser of the Year Award winner is:

Sue McMartin

Sue McMartinSue had a very rare kind of stroke called a spinal stroke in August 2013 at the age of 47 she was paralysed from the ribs down on one side and left with severe nerve damage on both sides. She was so grateful of the help & support that The Stroke Association gave her which then inspired her to run a group for younger women who have had a stroke Sue has taken part in many events over the years raising lots of money for The Stroke Association.

She has also been and supported many of the stroke survivors at Torbay hospital. As well as raising money Sue believes that if she can help just one person to have some sort of quality of life it's worth it. 


The Fundraiser of the Year runner-up is:

Rosemary Griggs

Rosemary Griggs

Rosemary volunteers at Bradley Manor and Compton Castle for the National Trust and has worked tirelessly researching the history of the places, hand making amazing Tudor outfits to wear and for visitors to try on and passionately takes on a persona 'Lady Katherine' who delights children and adults.

She encourages visitors to buy raffle tickets to support the work of the Trust after her talks and they have raised 3 times more than this time last year since she's started. Additionally, she has been delivering talks to local WI's, Newton Abbot Museum and at different events, all raising awareness and collecting donations for the National Trust.


Fundraiser of the Year Award Semi-finalists:

Trevor Burridge

Trevor Burridge

Since Trevor took on the role of  Chairman at the Foxhole Community Association he has contributed so much including relaunching the ‘Youth Drop-In’ on a Friday night and coming up with the ‘Party Package’ and initiated and planned the campaign for the Devon Air Ambulance to have a nighttime landing space on their field which for this saw the FCA raising over £3000. He is also father to 5 children and a carer to his partner.




Martin Smith

Martin SmithMartin raises money for many charities and works tirelessly organising different events. He plans and delivers events for The Rotary Club of Newton Abbot such as the Wheelbarrow Race and has held a Charity Golf day for the last 6 years named after his grandson Charlie who has RTS ( Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome).

The day raises funds and awareness for Charlie’s support group RTSUK and also for over 14 different local charities - to date over - £80k has been raised. Over the last 6 months as a trustee of Citizens Advice Teignbridge Martin has launched a home visiting project called CATCH, which is now just £3k short of its £22k target. He is known in the area as a great person that helps people that are less privileged.



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