Pride of Britain Local Hero

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards take place next month in London. This week on Granada Reports, we'll be meeting some of those nominated in the Local Hero category.

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Pride of Britain: Local Hero nominees Valerie and Jack Baron

Last month we asked you to tell us about the extraordinary people in your community who make life better for those around them. It was all part of ITV's search for a winner in the Local Hero section of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

This week we're meeting some of the people you nominated. Tomorrow we'll be telling you who has been selected to go forward to the Pride of Britain awards in London next month.

Tonight we'll meet our final nominees, Jack and Valerie Baron. The couple have been scout leaders in Darwen in Lancashire for an incredible 39 years. Victoria Grimes has their story.

Pride of Britain: Local Hero nominee Susan Cogley

Last month we asked you to tell us about the extraordinary people in your community who make life better for those around them. It was all part of ITV's search for a winner in the Local Hero section of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

This week we're meeting some of the people you nominated.

Tonight, it's the turn of Susan Cogley from Chorley. She's a founder member of dragon boat charity Paddlers for Life which is based on Windermere. It has 60 members, all breast cancer survivors.

Despite battling the disease for the fourth time herself, Susan travels the world raising awareness of dragon boating to help promote breast cancer recovery. Victoria Grimes has her story.

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Pride of Britain: Local Hero nominee Charles Hamilton

Last month we asked you to tell us about the extraordinary people in your community who make life better for those around them. It was all part of ITV's search for a winner in the Local Hero section of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

This week we're meeting some of the people you nominated. Tonight, it's the turn of Charles Hamilton. The 78 year old has been working as a hospital volunteer, entertaining sick children with old fashioned games and toys since the 1950s. 60 years later, Skip, as he's known, is still going strong.

Victoria Grimes went to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport to see him in action.

Pride of Britain: Local Hero Nominee Trish O'Reilly

Back in August we asked you to tell us about the extraordinary people in your community who make life better for those around them.

It was all part of ITV's search for a winner in the Local Hero section of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

This week we'll be meeting some of the people you nominated.

On Friday we'll be revealing who our judging panel have chosen as the person nominated to go through to the awards, which are held next month in London on a night described as the most inspirational of the year.

We start with Trish O'Reilly who runs a dancing school in Liverpool. Miss Trish, as she's known to her students, has been at the centre of the community in Dovecot and Huyton for the past 25 years. Victoria Grimes went to meet her:

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