A HOSPICE fundraiser has won a Pride of Britain Award.

Winsford resident Vera Rogers has been named the winner of the Pride of Britain North West Regional Fundraiser Award.

The 86-year-old has raised more than £20,000 for St Luke’s Hospice through abseils, skydives and wing walks following the death of her husband Joe in 2021, who had been cared for by the hospice.

She found out she had won live on ITV Granada Reports on Friday (September 15) as St Luke’s staff and a news crew paid her a surprise visit.

“Thank you so much. It’s unusual for me to be lost for words. I can’t thank everybody enough,” she said.

“I came to Winsford from Liverpool in 1967 and it has been a wonderful place for my family.

“Over the years I’ve had a lot of friends cared for by St Luke’s and so I started fundraising for the hospice.

“Little did I know that one day I would need St Luke’s as two years ago they cared for my husband."

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Northwich Guardian: Vera has completed multiple skydives for the charityVera has completed multiple skydives for the charity (Image: NQ)

Vera added: “I’m just happy to raise money for the hospice.

“Everything I do is for Joe. I always say, you give in life, you get back in life. That’s my motto.

"Don’t take things for granted because you never know what’s round the corner.”

Vera will head to London for the national Pride of Britain Awards ceremony on Sunday, October 8.

St Luke’s’ head of events, Jane Thompson, said: “Vera is very special, she’s our little pocket-rocket. She’s done so many things for the hospice and she’s so humble about it all.”