Sandra is an inspiration who shows what can be achieved

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Iam so delighted for my work colleague Sandra Smith.

You might recall she recently won The News Woman of the Year award for her dedication and hard work to the arts at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, over a staggering 25 years.

Sandra has always been an inspiration to me but also to many others.

She is a fantastic role model for younger and older people.

Sandra has really shown what you can achieve in life if you want it passionately enough.

When I started work at the theatre more than five years ago she was the first to give me a warm welcome. Over that time we have had a lovely relationship and I’m proud that she is not just a workmate but a valued friend.