Pride of Britain Fundraiser Finalist 2020: Lisa Jacobs

Lisa Jacobs is one of four finalists for this year's ITV Channel Fundraiser of the Year in the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Credit: ITV Channel TV.

Each year, ITV News regions across the UK search for a local Fundraiser of the Year as part of the national Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

Here in the Channel Islands, four finalists have now been selected form the many nominations we received.

One of those is Lisa Jacobs who has spent the last 14 years raising money for Mont A l'Abbe School in Jersey, which supports children from 3-18 who have learning disabilities.

I chose to support this charity because my eldest son, Finn, has a rare chromosome disorder and has been a pupil of the school since he attended nursery back in 2006, so I wanted to actually give something back to the school.

Lisa Jacobs

During that time, she has raised of £236,000 through fundraising events, but also through sponsorship and donations from various local people and organisations. That money has enabled the school to build an accessible playground, secure a mini bus to transport students to and from school, and give them iPads in the classroom, amongst other things.

To be honest, I was in total shock when I found out I'd been nominated for this award by the school. I really don't see myself as a fundraiser - it's just my way of saying a big thank you to the school, and everybody at the school, for all the support they've given to Finn and myself and my family over the years.

Lisa Jacobs

  • WATCH: Lisa Jacobs on her fundraising for Mont A l'Abbe School...

The regional winner will be announced during the ITV Channel 6pm news on Friday 2nd October.