A WOMAN who has made it her mission to help the blind and partially sighted has been nominated for a Your Champions award.

Sue Hearfield has dedicated most of her life to fundraising, and is one of the main founders of Chester and District Federation of the Blind.

The charity aims to raise awareness among students of the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face every day.

It offers services to the community including weekly IT training sessions, audio described trips, craft clubs, luncheons and a walking club.

And Sue, of Chapel Mews, Ellesmere Port, was one of the main instigators of the opening of a charity shop in Ellesmere Port.

Just some of her regular activities include applying for funding, visiting schools to educate children about sight loss, going to car boot sales every Sunday to buy items to sell in the shop and arranging collections outside supermarkets.

She also helps to organise outings for the charity, and drives the minibus.

Friend Bill Berry, who nominated her for the Champion of the Year award, said: “Without Sue there wouldn’t be any charity and a lot of the members probably wouldn’t get out of their homes as much.”

To nominate an individual or group for an award, complete the form in the paper or visit www.ellesmereportpioneer.co.uk/yourchampions .