MANDY’S bubbly personality, formidable fundraising skills and never-ending desire to help as many charities as she possibly can won her the trophy.
She spent four years as a dedicated voluntary fundraiser for the Forget Me Not Trust Children’s Hospice despite working full-time and since 2008 has provided inspirational support to any charity that has turned to her for help.
It’s impossible to calculate how many tens of thousands she has helped to generate.
Last July Mandy was diagnosed with Grade 2 breast cancer, but it just spurred her to step up her charity work and despite several operations, she set out to achieve a personal dream to establish The Charity Angels – a group of individuals and businesses committed to supporting worthwhile charities by giving skill, will and expertise to those who need it most.
She is now fondly known as the Archangel.
Mandy said: “I don’t feel worthy of the award. They are all heroes here and there are many unsung heroes out there as well. I hope it will inspire many other people.
“My diagnosis changed my life, but I am glad it happened to me and not somebody else.”
l The other nominees in this category, sponsored by the Rose And Crown pub and restaurant at Cop Hill in Slaithwaite, were Kirkwood Hospice volunteers and the Friends Support Group for the Forget Me Not Trust Children’s Hospice.