You may have now heard that Trust Links Patron Jill Allen King OBE has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Pride of Britain Awards, as she’s quickly been sprung into the spotlight, and has been making TV and radio appearances! If you didn’t catch Jill on Good Morning Britain today, you can watch it above.
We are SO PROUD of her for such an accomplishment, and are overjoyed that she is receiving the recognition she deserves for all of her fantastic work. Congratulations Jill, this is so well deserved, and we are so very grateful to have your support, and to have you as our Patron and friend since 2011!
Jill herself has overcome adversity and has been working hard within the community for many years. Jill was born into poverty during the war
and sadly lost her left eye after contracting measles around her first birthday. She later lost the vision in her right eye having developed acute glaucoma and found herself blind on her wedding day in 1965.
But this hasn’t stopped this remarkable woman from campaigning, fundraising and continuing to support and inspire local people. She has had an impact across the world by coming up with the concept of textured pavements at crossings, which help blind and partially sighted people stay safe. Her passion and motivation is extraordinary, and Jill’s humble outlook has kept her grounded despite her successes.