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Nicola Graham who set up the charity Reuben's Retreat named local fundraiser of year for the North West

Nicola has raised a million pounds in less than two years after the death of her son from a brain tumour. That's bought a retreat for parents to take their poorly children and provide counselling. Reuben’s Retreat is a charity that was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away aged 23 months. The charity's goal is to provide a retreat in the North West of England countryside that will relieve the distress of families and their close friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting or life threatening illness.

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Judges deliberate who will go through to Pride of Britain Awards

The Granada Pride of Britain judging panel. Credit: ITV News

The time has come to choose one North West fundraiser who will represent the region at the Pride of Britain Awards.

All this week we've been sharing the remarkable stories of inspiring people.

On Monday, we met Trevor Fairhurst, from Wigan, whose daughter Carly was killed by her boyfriend in 2006. Since then, Trevor and his wife Sheila, have done all they can to help other grieving families through Victim Support.

Tuesday's nominee was Christian Nock from Blackpool. After leaving the army, Christian ran a B&B in Blackpool - but lost everything all and ended up homeless. Determined not to let it beat him Christian put his best foot forward and decided to walk the coast of Britain - all 8,500 miles thousand miles of it in aid of Help for Heroes.

The story of Nicola Graham, who lost 23-month-old son Reuben to an aggressive brain tumour two-years-ago, featured on Wednesday. Nicola, form Mottram, has tirelessly fundraised to build a home where other families can make memories with their terminally ill children.

And yesterday, we heard from Paula Holmes from Lancashire who's raising money for research into brain tumours after the death of her 10 year old daughter Katy. So far, the Katy Holmes Trust has raised over £500,000.

On the Granada judging panel were Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, celebrity therapists Nik and Eva Speakman, Granada Reports presenters Tony Morris and Sarah Rogers, and Programme Editor Andrew Rigby.

The winner will be revealed on tonight's programme at 6pm.

Nik Speakman and Jennie McAlpine. Credit: ITV News

Paula's vow in memory of daughter Katy

This week we've been bringing you our Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year finalists.

Today we hear from Paula Holmes from Lancashire who's raising money for research into brain tumours after the death of her 10 year old daughter Katy.

So far, the Katy Holmes Trust has raised over £500,000.

Sarah Rogers has the story:

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Reuben's memory provides inspiration to help others

A mother from Mottram has dedicated her life to helping bereaved families following the death of her son.

Nicola Graham lost 23-month-old Reuben to an aggressive brain tumour two-years-ago. Since then she's tirelessly fundraised to build a home where other families can make memories with their terminally ill children.

Sarah Rogers went to meet her:

Nicola is the third of our Pride of Britain 'Fundraiser of the Year' finalists. Find out more about the others on our Pride of Britain page.

And for more about Reuben's Retreat go to reubensretreat.org.

Walker's march provides much-needed help for Help for Heroes

We're continuing our run down of Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year finalists and today we meet Christian Nock.

After leaving the army, Christian ran a B&B in Blackpool - but lost everything all and ended up homeless.

Determined not to let it beat him Christian put his best foot forward and decided to walk the coast of Britain - all 8,500 miles thousand miles of it in aid of Help for Heroes.

Sarah Rogers went to meet him:.

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The grieving father who helps other victims of crime

Trevor Fairhurst's 19-year-old daughter, Carly, was killed by her boyfriend in 2006.

Since then, Trevor and his wife Sheila, have done all they can to help other grieving families.

In recognition of his fund-raising for Victim Support, Trevor has been nominated for the ITV Pride of Britain Awards and Sarah Rogers has been to meet the couple:

Click on the links below to find out more about Trevor's work and the Pride of Britain awards:

Pride of Britain - Finalist Trevor Fairhurst from Wigan

Trevor Fairhurst with wife Sheila Credit: ITV Granada

All summer we've been asking you for nominations for this year's Pride of Britain awards.

Tonight on Granada Reports we'll be featuring the first of four finalists, Trevor Fairhurst from Wigan.

Carly was nineteen when she died Credit: ITV Granada

His daughter Carly was killed by her boyfriend in 2006. Since then Trevor has gone on to help support other grieving families in the town.

Paul Cartwright from Victim Support in Wigan says Trevor is well worth his nomination.

Search for a fundraiser at the Pride of Britain awards

We're launching the search for an amazing fundraiser to represent the Granada region at this years Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. And we need your help.

We're inviting nominations now for someone who raises funds for a great cause - no matter how big, or how small, their efforts. It could be someone who comes up with creative and offbeat ideas to raise

Or maybe it's their passion and dedication that really inspire others to give.

With more here's Sarah Rogers:

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