It was with great sadness that the Sandford St Martin Trustees learned of the death of Rabbi Lionel Blue in December last year. Over the last three decades, Lionel had secured a place in the hearts and minds of many people but particularly Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme audience. His contributions to Thought For the Day were warm, thoughtful, thought-provoking and often guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
We’re now deep in the throes of planning the 2017 Sandford St Martin Awards – judges are carefully sifting through the entries, guest lists are being updated, trophies and certificates being ordered to celebrate some of the best religious broadcasting there’s been over the last year. Broadcasters like Lionel who in 2010 was given a Sandford St Martin Personal Award for his unique contribution to the genre. You can watch a video of Lionel speaking about the Award below.
Our condolences to his many friends and family. He will be missed.
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2021 BROADCASTERS DIRECTORY
Held in the early summer in Lambeth Palace, the Trust’s annual award ceremony has always been an opportunity for content-makers, commissioners and journalists and others interested in religious and ethical broadcasting to meet, mingle and share experience. For a second year, COVID restrictions have meant that our awards ceremony has taken place online. We’re missing all of you and so, in an attempt, to allow you to ‘meet’ and find out more about the wide range of talented content-makers who entered this year’s awards, we have developed our 2021 Broadcaster’s Directory : a comprehensive record of all the content-makers and their broadcast projects who entered this year’s competition. It’s not the same as meeting IRL but we hope it will inspire and energise you, nonetheless. Click here to meet the makers.