Pride of Britain Fundraiser Finalist 2020: Pete Wright

Pete Wright 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 Pete Wright, who takes on various endurance challenges to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey.

I chose to support Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey after my mum was diagnosed with cancer of the gallbladder at the beginning of 2018. It was a difficult time for family and I wanted to channel some of the energy I had into doing something positive for a charity like Macmillan who were there to provide support services to people like my mum.

Pete Wright

After completing an ultra marathon in the arctic, running the width of England and length of Wales, cycling for 24 hours, rowing 60 kilometres, and pulling a one tonne car the length of a marathon, he has raised around £20,000. But he says he hopes being nominated for a Pride of Britain Award will also ultimately help the charity.

When I found out I was nominated, I was initially very surprised that I had been nominated to be honest, but on reflection I was actually really pleased because it will just really enable me to keep promoting and fundraising for Macmillan and really helping build their profile, and really just endorsing the wonderful work that they do in our community.

Pete Wright

  • WATCH: Pete Wright on his fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey...

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